[Lalauze, Adolphe (engravings)]; Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme; Monselet, Charles (preface)
Title PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT (THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE)
Binding Half calf
Book Condition Very good
Edition First Thus
Publisher Paris Librairie des Bibliophiles 1879
Illustrator Lalauze, Adolphe (engravings)
Seller ID 536
12mo (4¾" x 7"). Limited (Jouaust) edition. 2 volumes. Vol I: pp.296; Vol II: pp.320. One of 170 copies on Van Gelder Zonen paper. Engraved vignette illustrations by Adolph Lalauze: Vol I: frontis. of the author and 27 chapter head and tail vignettes; Vol II: 24 chapter head and tail vignettes. Unsigned binding in garnet half calf over garnet and brown marbled papers. Spine with 4 compartments decorated in gilt with hanging game.
A gorgeous set of Brillat-Savarin's masterpiece, where he dazzles with a delightful and often humorous collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical.
This is the first edtion with Adolphe Lalauze's beautiful and evocative engravings, and it is the basis for the J. W. Bouton English translation of 1884.