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BERCHOUX (Joseph). La Gastronomie,...

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BERCHOUX (Joseph). La Gastronomie, poem... followed by the author's fugitive poems. Fourth edition, corrected and increased. Paris : Giguet et Michaud, 1805-An XIII. - In-18, havana calf, gilt roulette on the edges of the boards framing a decoration of compartments made with acid, smooth spine richly decorated, gilt edges (period binding). Fourth edition of this famous poem which has become one of the "classics of the table", the first to include the author's name in all letters, illustrated with a frontispiece engraved by Delignon after Silvestre David Myris and 3 plates engraved by Bovinet, Baquoy and Delvaux after Monsiau and Myris. Beautiful copy in contemporary binding. One corner dulled. Stains on the frontispiece and the edge of the first leaves.

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