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The Pantropheon; or, History of food, and its preparation, from the earliest ages of the world. Embellished with 42 steel plates, illustrating the greatest gastronomic marvels of antiquity. FIRST EDITION.
Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1853 Half title, front., title printed in black & gold, plates printed on stiff card, 6pp ads for the works of A. Soyer. Orig. royal blue wavy-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to gilt on front board, sl. wear to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Frederick Perkins. A nice bright copy.This is an unacknowledged translation of an unpublished work by the French writer Alphonse Duhart-Fauvet. Soyer was given the manuscript to translate, and passed off the work as his own, but it is nevertheless an important contribution to the history of gastronomy.
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