De Re Culinaria Libri Decem - De Tuenda Valetudine - De Facultatibus alimentorum Tractatus
Lyon: Sebastian Gryphius, 1541.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000772
Full 18th century calf, rubbed, hinges splitting but held by cords, lacking the lettering piece. Title stained, light marginal dampstain at beginning and end, paper edges browned, tiny worm trails in the margins, small tear in the margin of the first page, but clean overall. 314, (xiv) pp including the printer's device at the end. Bitting 11, Vicaire 31, Cagle 32, Simon 123.
Collects not only Apicius's Roman cookery, the most important single work for our knowledge of ancient cookery, but also Platina's De honesta voluptate et valetudine (largely a collection of the recipes of the great 15th century chef Maestro Martino da Como), the first printed book of recipes (Rome 1474-5) and the first early modern cookbook , as well as the Byzantine physician Paulus Aegineta's work on health and diet. A fine trio on early food and diet. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000772.