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P[FEIFFER], C[hristoph] L[udwig].
Scherzhaftes Lobgedichte auf den Caffee von C.L.P
Frankurt & Leipzig. Scherzhaftes Lobgedichte auf den Caffee von C.L.P. Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1752. 4to. [16]p. Fraktur type. With 2 woodcuts heading first page of text; ornamental vignette at end. Marbled boards with princely arms giltstamped in centre of front cover; morocco title label on spine. Jocular poem in praise of coffee by a German lawyer who dedicates it to “all lovers of brown beans”. The composition made up of sixty sextuplet verses recommends ladies to drink coffee, as it is better for kissing than brandy, and for curbing their libido. Coffee is pronounced healthier than beer and wine, it gives strength for hunting in the morning, and is good for all seasons. He points out that coffee and tobacco make for an ideal break from army duty, enthuses about coffee served in Desden china, and describes the pleasures of having coffee when enjoying a pipe on the sofa. The beginning of the text is ornamented with a rectangular woodcut of a young pipe-smoker sitting at a table in the country side laid with a steaming cup of coffee, a coffee pot, a milk pot, and a sugar bowl; at his feet is a samovar on a stand; below a smaller woodcut of a woman playing the mandolin under a tree. Light waterstain in inner top corner of first quire, otherwise a good copy with wide margins. Blank margin of title with old owner stamp “Kaisers Kaffeegeschäft”. Josef Kaiser (1861-1950) of Viersen, pioneered the sale of roasted coffee in Germany. Goedeke IV, 1,107,7,2; Hünersdorff, Coffee: a bibliography, p1151 does not list any copy in public collections; Mueller, p167 mentions an equally rare … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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