Maggs Bros Ltd

Almanach Des Gourmands, servant de guide dans les moyens de faire excellente chere.

REYNIERE Grimod de la (1805.)

£250.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Second year, second revised edition (the first edition of this second year appeared in 1804). Frontispiece "Les audiences d'un gourmand". Pp. {ii}, 318. 12mo., contemporary calf, speckled edges, rebacked with original spine label laid down, speckled edges frontispiece very fresh and very good internally. Paris, Maradin. An. XIII or

The second in a series of eight volumes published anonymously by a noted Paris gourmet, Grimod de la Reynière between 1803 and 1812. Each volume had a different frontispiece designed by the author and a wealth of information about food, including recipes, treatises, ideas and theories about food &c. The almanac was extremely popular and often ran into second and third editions.

Vicaire 425; Bitting p.202; Simon BG 797. (all this second edition). Cagle 225, Pennell p.131.

Stock Code: 118443