Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000098
Published 1789-1791. 5 volumes in full contemporary calf, rebacked in morocco, some scuffs and surface marks, corners worn. Scattered foxing, some pages evenly age toned to brown, but largely clean and bright. As is common, without the engravings that appear in some copies. (ii), 504, (1); 563, (3); 563, (4);561, (4); 562pp. Graesse A245, Vicaire 51
A fine, wide margined scholarly edition of Athenaeus, one of the chief sources of information on Roman banquet cookery, very well glossed. It is easy enough to picture a young Grimod de la Reyniere pouring over Athenaeus at his little shop, noting the boar stuffed with various birds and oysters and cockles, and plotting his rôti sans pareil of 17 birds, one within the next. Size: 4to (quarto). 5-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Inventory No: CAT000098.