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Manuel des Amphitryons ; contenant un Traité de la Dissection des viandes à table, la Nomenclature des Menus les plus nouveaux pour chaque saison, et des Elémens de Politesse gourmande [...] Par l'auteur de l'Almanach des Gourmands
Paris: Chez Capelle et Renand, 1808. Octavo, [1-5] 6-384 pages. First edition. A treatise on the carving of meats, proper creation of menus, and manners at table, with much of the contents drawn from the author's famous Almanach des Gourmands. Grimod was the first restaurant reviewer and one of the great French gastronomes. In quarter red calf, with marbled boards, and black and gilt-decorated spine. Dark stain to front edge of several leaves, including six plates. Otherwise generally very good. [Bitting, 203; Vicaire 427-428; Simon, 805; Oberlé, 135].
      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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