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LUCULLUS OR PALATABLE ESSAYS. In which are merged The Oyster, the Lobster and Sport and its Pleasures
London, Remington and Co., 1878.. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION 1878, 2 volumes, complete set. The three parts were previously published separately and are now brought together and enlarged and improved (see Preface). Small 8vo, Volume 1. 252 pages plus adverts, Volume 2. 248 pages plus adverts, original publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spines, black lettering and decoration to covers, black endpapers, bookplate of Woburn Abbey on pastedown of each volume. Spines lightly faded, thin vertical pale mark to lower cover of Volume 1, pencil note on the black free endpaper of Volume 1, a litle light foxing to title pages and endpapers otherwise a very good clean set. Volume 1: the first 171 pages are on interesting details and recipes of the Oyster, followed by the Lobster. Volume 2 continues with the Lobster, then Game, Woodcock, Duck, Rabbit, Sparrows, Hare, Ruff, Grouse, Woodcock, Bustard, etc. etc., Fish and a chapter on eating frogs. Lucullus was one of the great men of Roman history, included in the biographical collections of leading generals and politicians, originating in the biographical compendium of famous Romans published by his contemporary Marcus Terentius Varro. So famous did Lucullus become for his banqueting that the word lucullan now means lavish, luxurious and gourmet. Not listed in the usual bibliographies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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