Paris: Charles de Sercy, 1730.
Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #CAT000083
Full contemporary calf, worn, a bit of loss to leather at spine ends, ownership marks to endpaper, a few minor stains including one in the gutter to the title and early on, age toning, some wormtrails in the margins. Volume I only, covering A-O. (xii), 500, (24). Six folding plates, one with a long tear but no loss, and a number of table settings pictured in text.
Volume 1 of 3 in Massialot's much expanded cookbook originally published in 1691. The third volume is a supplement - in later editions it was integrated. Comparing the place settings for small groups in the 17th century editions to the table pictured here, one can see that fashions have once again favored the banquet - it would take a few more decades of conspicuous consumption before things started to go sideways.
Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000083.