[MARIN (Francois)]. The Gifts of Comus, or...

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[MARIN (Francois)]. The Gifts of Comus, or...

[MARIN (Francois)]. The Gifts of Comus, or the Delights of the Table. In Paris, at Prault, fils, 1739. In-12, xlviii-275-(1 white) pp.., jaspered fawn calf, smooth cloisonné spine adorned with garnet title coin, triple gilt fillet framing the plates, threaded cups, marbled edges, hook on the lower cap, caps and bits rubbed with epidermis, used corners, one heavily trimmed, ungainly modern manuscript ex-libris on the back of the frontispiece (contemporary binding). ORIGINAL, RARE EDITION of this work written by a butler of the Marshal of Soubise. The warning on the history of the kitchen is from the pen of two Jesuit Fathers, Pierre Brumoy and Guillaume-Hyacinthe Bougeant (Vicar, col. 284-285 , Oberlé, Fastes, n° 108). FRONTISPICE engraved on copper by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas, unsigned, representing an allegory entitled "LES ATTRIBUTS DE LA BONNE CHERE". RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING: ALLEURS (Roland Puchot). Letter from an English pastry cook to the new French cook. S.l.n.d. In-12, 24 pp. Second edition probably published in the same year 1739 as the original. In this witty pamphlet, Count Des Alleurs responds to the warning of the Jesuit Fathers, mocking the overly scientific approach of a cuisine that would lose all its naturalness (Vicar, col. 518 , Oberlé, Fastes, n° 110). Provenance: Isaac-Nicolas Lenoir (ex-libris armorial vignette engraved on the first counterplate). Experts: Alain NICOLAS Assisted by Pierre Gheno Experts at the Court of Appeal of Paris 41, quai des Grands Augustins 75006 PARIS neufmuses@orange.fr Tel: +33 (0)1 43 26 38 71
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