Cours Gastronomique, ou Les Diners de Manant-Ville; Finely Bound
Cours Gastronomique, ou Les Diners de Manant-Ville, Ouvrage Anecdotique, Philosophique et Literature.
Cadet de Gassicourt, Charles-Louis.$750.00
Item Number: 96186
Paris: Imprimerie de Brasseur Aine, 1809.
First edition of this work on French Gastronomy, containing its history throughout the country’s various regions. Octavo, bound in full calf with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, ribbon bound in. In very good condition. Rare.
Gastronomy has historically been a primary factor in defining French regional and national identity, and at the turn of the 20th century, accounts of regional recipes, products, manners and customs penned by local dignitaries became a competitive practice. Cours Gastronomique is presented in the form of a play in which a French professor illuminates a young chef on the customs and practices of gastronomy throughout France.