New edition from 1772 (the first edition was published in 1762), corrected and expanded with a large number of articles reproduced in their entirety. Oberlé (124), when referring to this edition, described it as "an excellent collection". This is much less common than the “Cuisinière bourgeoise”.
Without an author's name, Vicaire 276 attributes the authorship of this work to the authors of the Dictionnaire domestique portatif published in 1762-1764, Aubert de La Chesnaye des Bois, Jean Goulin and Auguste Roux.
A treasure trove of information on the knowledge of the culinary arts in the 18th century, it contains "how to prepare all kinds of meat, poultry, game, fish, vegetables, fruit, etc.
How to make all sorts of jellies, pastes, pastilles, cakes, pies, tarts, pasta, vermichelli, macaroni, etc.
And how to make all sorts of liqueurs, ratafias, syrups, ice creams, essences, etc.
This work is useful for the most skilful chefs and cooks, as well as for cooks who are only employed for bourgeois tables.
It is accompanied by medicinal observations which show the properties of each foodstuff with respect to health and which indicate the most suitable dishes for each temperament."
Dictionnaire portatif de cuisine, d'office, et de distillation"
Published by Lottin le jeune in Paris in 1772.
Complete in two parts of (4) xiv (2) 372, 367pp.
Small octavo (10.2x17.2cm).
Period marbled and glazed full calfskin binding, ribbed spine adorned with a mosaicked label and compartments with gilded embossed floral motifs.
A nice copy, a sound and decorative volume despite a small tear without loss on the headcap. One restored corner. Fresh and clean inside. Inside in good overall condition, fresh and clean, rare and light signs of handling in the margins, several marginal restorations (corresponding to the tabs marking the beginning of a letter and a recipe, cut out with loss of some letters or words, see photos). Nice printing, pleasant to read.
- Number of Books
- Cookery, food & drink, Illustrated, Medicine, Science (general)
- Author/ Illustrator
- [Jean Goulin La Chesnaye des Bois et Auguste Roux]
- Book Title
- Dictionnaire portatif de cuisine, d'office, et de distillation
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 17.5×11.5 cm