Paris: Chez Pissot De l'imprimerie de J.G. Clousier, 1774.
Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000090
Full contemporary mottled calf, hinges rubbed and cracked, spine a little dry; binding sound. Apparently bound without the title, but with the half titles for both parts and colophon at the rear (dated 1773). Scattered mostly mild foxing including to the plates. 6 engraved plates of distillation equipment. xlviii, 210, 310. Oberle 1089.
First published anonymously in 1755. Poncelet begins with a dissertation on the health effects of liquor involving an extended comparison of drinking multiple alcoholic beverages to the harmoniousness of musical notes - somewhat more complex than "wine before liquor...". Chapters follow on eau de vie, sugar, coffee, tea, lemon, anis, etc. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000090.