Cuisine Artistique: Etudes de L’Ecole Moderne (2 Volumes)
31cm x 24cm. viii, 303, [iv], 427 pages, engraved half-title, 166 plates, 2 volumes. Quarter leather, marbled papered boards, lettered onlay. Text is in French.
Artistic Cooking: Studies of the Modern School. “An important work demonstrating the extent, scope, and artistry of the French cuisine.” (Billings 131). Illustrated throughout with refined engravings of dishes including lots of fish, table pieces, ornaments, accessories, and kitchen interiors. One of the high points of gastronomy publishing by one of the top 19th century French chefs. Onlays dated 1883.
Boards rubbed. Minor foxing throughout. Stain to bottom edge of plate 88 and page 49 of volume 2. Assorted tissue guards, some missing, some tanned and creased. Good Condition.