Paris: Barrois, 1813.
Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000104
Finely rebound in full modern calf, a few surface marks. Tear to top edge of title in the gutter with a semi-circle piece missing, scattered very light foxing, otherwise fine internally. Signed on the rear of the title by Appert and with the fish bookplate of British food writer Alan Davidson to the front pastedown. xxxxviii, 176pp, one folding plate. Cagle 35, Vicaire 35, Bitting 14.
Napoleon had proposed a prize for a new method of preserving food - after 15 years of experimentation, and five years before Pasteur, Appert claimed the 12,000 franc prize and published his book detailing the process of canning.
Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000104.