Paris: Guillyn, 1755.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000087
Full contemporary mottled calf, spine attractively gilt in compartments, mild wear at corners, lacking lettering piece. Quite clean internally - volume 1 of 4. xii, xxii, privilege leaf, 404pp. Vicaire 591, Cagle 344.
The first volume of one of the great, sprawling cookbooks of the 18th century - includes the dizzying array of potages, including the pumpkin hollowed out to hold pumpkin soup, covered in meringue, and baked so that it looks like a pumpkin. A sort of homage to the illusion foods of the middle ages and reminiscent of a recipe for Blomæth Høns from a 13th century manuscript. Chicken is boiled, removed from the bones, the bones boiled clean and then the meat is reaffixed with batter and fried to resemble chicken. Fake inauthenticity. Size: 8vo (octavo). One volume of the 4-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000087.