Messina: Lorenzo Valla, 1606.
Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Item #CAT000289
Small octavo rebound in half morocco. New endpapers, title soiled with old notes crossed out and top edge of typographical border trimmed, modest foxing, a few minor stains, lacking leaves G1 and 2 (49 and 50) and G 7 and 8 (the final two index leaves). 49 (of 51), (3) (of 5) leaves. Cagle 1177 (1630 ed.), Bitting (1750 ed.), Vicaire 750 (various eds.).
Originally published in this incarnation in 1516, the Epulario plagiarized Maestro Martino's famous 15th century cookbook and expanded its audience exponentially. Martino was originally cribbed for Platina's famous De Honesta Voluptate, but this edition, by the likely fictitious Rosselli, spread his recipes everywhere. It went through numerous editions all the way up until 1750 and was famously translated into English in 1598 where one of the recipes spawned the 4 and 20 blackbirds recipe. An enormously important cookbook for its transmission of the Western World's first modern book of recipes. Just about all the editions are rare - this edition with one (microform) copy in Worldcat. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000289.