ALEXANDRE DUMAS'GRAND DICTIONNAIRE DE CUISINE/1873/RARE TRUE 1st Ed. VERY RARE - SCARCE EARLY EDITION. VERY RARE - SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION - FIRST ISSUE. RARE LIMITED EDITION of an IMPORTANT & UNCOMMON EARLY EDITION. A RARE WORK BY A LEADING AUTHOR OF THE TIME LAST BOOK.11" x 7.5" inches (LxB). Vi, , 1155, 24 pages, complete with 2 engraved portraits. Bound in original publisher's green cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the front board & spine. Scarce First edition of this exhaustive compendium, with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author.
Famed French novelist Alexandre Dumas (author of the swashbuckling tales The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, most famously) was equally devoted to gastronomy, creating a culinary masterpiece in? The Great Dictionary of Cuisine? In his lifetime Dumas was famous for his dinner parties and his cooking.
This work, published posthumously, includes among its entries on in gredients and techniques many recipes from famous French chefs of the past, like Careme, or from Parisian and provincial restaurants of Dumas' day. 135; Cagle 171; Larousse Gastronomique pp.
Famed French novelist Alexandre Dumas (author of the swashbuckling tales The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo , most famously) was equally devoted to gastronomy, creating a culinary masterpiece in? Massive tome includes his reflections on dining:? It is not enough to eat, ? [but] to dine, there must be diversified, calm conversation.
It should sparkle with rubies of the wine between courses, be deliciously suave with the sweetness of dessert, and acquire true profundity with the coffee. A classic work, complete as issued. Check sellers other auctions as we have. Please take some time to view the images as they form an important part of the description and will give you a good idea of condition. Questions and offers most welcome.A rare book in the original publisher's green cloth binding, some wear/tear, scuffing to covers, spine, ends & corners, pages with some age toning sporadic foxing, are clean & bright (See Scans below), the binding is tight & intact. The cloth is smooth & supple to the touch. Note: The hinges have been professionally tightened, very minor traces of repair visible. See individual close ups given in pictures. The pictures speak louder than a thousand words. The picture says it all.
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