Paris: Jean Ribou, 1682.
Fourth Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000081
Full contemporary calf, lightly worn, corners a little bumped. Two small tears, one in the preliminaries, one later on, obscuring a few letters, a few minor stains - a very attractive copy overall with 42 mostly full page woodcuts (often copied according to Vicaire) within the pagination. (viii), 480, (28)pp.Cagle 179 (the 1662 1st ed.), Vicaire 339, Notaker 625.7.
A popular and likable plagiaristic jumble of cookery texts put together by the anonymous author with bits from Le Maistre d'Hostel (1659), Le Patissier and Confiturier François (1653), de Lune's Cuisinier (1656), and Livre fort Excellent (1555) along with quite a few original recipes. It was translated into English in 1682. All of the 17th century editions are scarce. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000081.