Splendid copy of this famous book by Jules Gouffé, “le premier livre de cuisine moderne” set in a luxury binding signed by Pagnant (Parisian bookbinder of the 2nd half of the nineteenth century) perfectly executed in red half-morocco with corners decorated with an elegant decoration with the head of deer and hunting horn.
“Cet ouvrage culinaire est parmi les plus recherchés.”
Fourth edition decorated with the same 25 chromolithographic plates and 161 vignettes on wood, as the original of 1867.
Important cookbook, the first modern cookbook, the one that will be the model of all the following, until today, there are more than 500 recipes.
Jules Gouffé was a famous French cook and pastry chef, renowned for his decorative qualities. He was a student of the famous Carême for 7 years.
Work divided into two parts: The first is intended for household cooking which is intended to be "without complications of any kind" and puts the recipes “sans complications d'aucun genre » and puts the recipes « tout à fait à la portée des débutants et des apprentis », l'autre à celle des « extras », or in other words haute cuisine « tous ses développements et ses perfectionnements ». He gives notions on the utensils and appliances used in the kitchen, indicates the quantities of food and cooking times.
Author: Jules Gouffé
Title: Le livre de cuisine
Publisher: Paris, Hachette, 1877. Vol. small quarto or thick octavo of 28x19 of 844 pages.
Binding in very good condition, sturdy and very decorative. Leather has clear stitches. 3 lightly pierces corners. Fresh interior, with mainly marginal foxing, on some denser pages. Plates in very good condition, under tissue paper.