Amsterdam: Aux Depends de la Compagnie, 1734.
Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000308
Full contemporary calf, gilt, light edgewear, slight rubbing to hinges, mild browning to pages, some pencil marks in the margins; a very clean, attractive copy. The first two volumes, A-Z but lacking the newly added supplementary volume. 18 plates, 16 folding, generally of place settings. A few plates worn and soiled at the edges and with small tears at the gutter edge. , 444, pp; , 408, pp. Cagal 319 (Paris Ed.), Vicaire 575.
Volumes 1 and 2 of 3 in Massialot's much expanded cookbook originally published in 1691. The third volume is a supplement - in later editions it was integrated. Comparing the place settings for small groups in the 17th century editions to the table pictured here, one can see that fashions have once again favored the banquet - it would take a few more decades of conspicuous consumption before things started to go sideways.
Size: 8vo (octavo). 2 volumes of the 3-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000308.