Paris: Pilet, 1816.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000544
2 volumes rebound as one in modern leather backed marbled boards. The second issue with the added preface and supplement (the second issue used the same sheets as the first but the titles were pulled and signed and re-dated by Beauvillier's widow as here). Minor foxing, scattered stains to edges. xx, 388; 376; 38pp. 9 folding plates of menus.
Beauvilliers, while not the first, was the first great restaurateur in Paris, opening La Grande Taverne de Londres in 1782. So important that he rates his own section in Brillat-Savarin's Physiology of Taste, where he says of L'Art Cuisinier, "Never before that time had cookery been discussed with so much method and precision." Size: 8vo (octavo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000544.