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LE CUISINIER MODERNE, qui aprend a donner toutes sortes de repas, en gras & en maigre, d'une maniere plus delicate que ce qui en a ete ecrit jusqu'a present; divise en quatre volumes.
A la Haye, Antoine de Groot, aux depens de l'Auteur, & se vend chez Antoine van Dole, 1736.Dedie a son altesse serenissime, Monseigneur le Prince d'Orange et de Nassau &c. par le sieur Vincent La Chapelle, son chef de cuisine, & ci - devant de Mylord Chesterfielt. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1736 and 1735, (some copies of the first edition are dated 1735, some 1736), VOLUMES I and 2 ONLY OF 4, 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, title page printed red and black, engraved coat of arms of the Prince of Orange at top of the first dedication page, Volume I: 2 folding plates (unnumbered: Modelle des Plats, II: Table Imperiale a 60 Couverts), 1 folding table of Menus, pages: (6), 261, (17); Volume II: 3 folding plates (unnumbered: an elaborate lidded dish, III: Table de 60 Couverts (not the same as the one in Volume I), IV: Table de 40 Couverts), a folding Table of Menus, pages: (2), 258, (16), final leaf blank, bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered label, marbled endpapers. Boards worn and with surface crazing, upper hinge on Volume I starting to crack at head and tail, lower hinge just starting at tail, tiny chip to leather at head of spine on Volume I, another very tiny to tail of spine on Volume II, very early Latin ownership inscription on 2nd blank endpaper in Volume II, small closed tear to inner edge of 1 folding plate, slight browning to lower margins at edge throughout to varying degrees, worse in Volume II especially towards the end (see images), otherwise a very good clean pair (lacking Volumes III and IV as noted). First published in English in London in 1733. " One of the most reliable of reference books dealing with the knowledge of cookery and the pleasure of the table during the eighteenth century" Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 933; Vicaire, Biblographie Gastronomique, page 867, according to Vicaire Volume I should have 4 plates and Volume II should have 2 plates and 1 table of menus; Bitting Gastronomic Bibliography, page 268; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 1086, citing only the second French edition of 1742. 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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