Vienna: Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, 1912.
Unbound. Near Fine Condition. Item #CAT000891
A detailed gustatory inventory of Severin von Jaroschinski’s final days. One of 150 copies printed by the Vienesse Bibliophile Society in 1912.
Monday while drinking his coffee; he had it without sugar and smoked continuously. He ate very little on that first day while presented with a full menu of cabbage, sausage, cucumber salad, beef, plums & peaches. On Tuesday his appetite had reestablished itself and he consumed “several pieces” of young goose meat and apple salad. He was also served soup with Knödel. On Wednesday, the last day of his life, his appetite only seemed to increase. He ate beef with pickles, consumed numerous glasses of wine, and as a vegetable: Kohlrabi. In the evening he consumed two fried ducks and while doing so informed the man in cloth that "even the worms should have something to eat."
Severin (Graf) von Jaroszynski [or, “Jaroschinski”] (1793-1827) was a Polish nobleman who fled to Vienna to escape creditors. There he entered “high society” and dated the much beloved actor, Therese Krones. His efforts at extorting his former math tutor failed; so he murdered him. Jaroszynski was sentenced to death and hung in 1827. Size: 4to. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000891.