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Le Cuisinier François enseignant la maniere de bien apprester et assaisonner toutes sortes de viandes grasses & maigres, legumes, Patisseries & autre mets. qui se servent tant sur les Tables des Grands que des particuliers.
The Hague, Chez Adriaen Vlacq, 1664. Avec Une instruction pour faire des Confitures: Et des Tables necessaires. EARLY EDITION 1664, first published in 1651. 12mo, approximately 130 x 75 mm, 5 x 3 inches, engraved frontispiece depicting a kitchen scene with a cook at its centre holding a pie and surrounded by foodstuffs, LACKS 3 LEAVES IN THE INTRODUCTION *2 *3 *4, DEDICATION? There is no evidence of removal, pages: [6], 1-426, [28] - table (index), bound in contemporary vellum, faint old ink title to spine, housed in modern cloth slipcase. Vellum soiled, tiny repair to blank side of title page, 2 leaves damaged in the index, top corner missing from 1 leaf affecting 1 letter on recto, easily understood and the first word of 3 lines on verso (see attached image), hole with small repair to margin of the following leaf with loss of 2 numbers and 2 letters, last leaf has outer margin repaired, many tips of lower corners missing, not affecting text, endpapers front and rear have old ink notes and a name, slightly messy, first and last free endpaper slightly ragged at 1 corner, some pale browning and dusty marks to some margins and an occasional brown spot, a few pages have turning creases at beginning and end, most of the pages are clean, a good plus copy. See: G. Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, column 496, 2nd entry down, which lists the 1664 edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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