A Treatise of Foods, in General. Lemery Louis.
A Treatise of Foods, in General
A Treatise of Foods, in General

A Treatise of Foods, in General

London: John Taylor, 1704.

First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #CAT000152

Full contemporary paneled calf with modern rebacking. Worn at the corners with some loss of leather. Moderate browning and foxing throughout, otherwise unmarked; binding cracked in the gutter in spots and a signature loose. (xviii), 320, (8)pp. Cagle 821, Oberle 100, Vicaire 514.

As Oberle states, "It is a very interesting book and full of ancient lore and superstitions." On shallots: "It creates pains and disorders in the head...It agrees with old people in cold weather." Potatoes: "agree at all times with young bilious people...they were brought originally from the Country of Tapinambour in India". Though it is difficult to argue that asparagus will "cause a filthy and disagreeable smell in the urine, as every body knows." Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000152.

Price: $1,100.00

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