Paris: L'Auteur, 1841.
Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000296
Two volumes rebound in marbled boards. Scattered mild foxing and toning, small stain to top edge of the beginning of volume 1. With 41 plates including the extra engraved title. xcii, 399pp; 443pp. Cagle 128, Oberle 189 (1841 3rd ed.), Simon 287, Bitting 74.
Remarkable designs that still persist as a sort of Platonic ideal of the dessert. Carême blended classic, Vitruvian architecture (often in the form of follies) with contemporary and Eastern influences, windmills, and fountains into splendid (and splendidly absurd) designs. His less elaborate desserts are somehow even more remarkable; perfect little odes to sweetness. Size: 8vo. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000296.