Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. GARDENS OF DELIGHT. London: The Medici Society, 1934. these long gone English ladies and gents and their beautiful gardens.... with a dust jacket that has a 'tipped in' image- a tapestry at Angers- of Saint Maurille, the gardening saint. 308 pages illustrated with black and white photographs. arranged month by month a year of gardens and the flowers blooming then. Lovely gardens. gilt upper and deckled edges. $145.
Hayward, A. (Abraham). THE ART OF DINING OR, GASTRONOMY AND GASTRONOMERS. London: John Murray, 1853. new edition. a collection of 32 essays, with an ‘appendix’ of miscellaneous: 4 Bills of Fare; 4 Sauce Recipes and a poem entitled Recipe for Winter Salad, by the late Rev. Sydney Smith.
signed by the author on the 3rd fep. $650.
Brillat-Savarin. LA PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOÛT. Paris: Éditions Jean Budry & Cie.,Decembre, 1926. #270 of 370. original paper covers bound in 1/4 leather marbled boards. tissue guard over J.E. Labourer etching. in fine condition. a couple of fox spots. $450.
PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT, OU MEDITATIONS DE GASTRONOMIE TRANSCENDANTE. EDITION ACCOMPAGNEE DES OUVRAGE SUIVANTS TRAITE DES EXCITANTS MODERNES (BALZAC) ANECDOTES ET FRAGMENTS D’HISTOIRE CULINAIRE, PENSEES ET PRECEPTES (RECUEILLIS PAR UN PHILOSOPHE), RECETTES ET FORMULES (PAR UN CORDON BLEU), LA GASTRONOMIE (BERCHOUX) L’ART DE DINER EN VILLE (COLNET). Paris: Charpentier, 1853. bound in decorative boards. $300.
Lieutenant Colonel Newnham-Davis and Algernon Bastard. THE GOURMET’S GUIDE TO EUROPE. London: Grant Richards, 1903. What he saw and what he ate when he was there. The author of several books of the gastronomical experience. A great tease of the senses by this ‘batchelor man Colonel’ who wrote with such passion and hunger. A bright tight copy, with an index. $250.
Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd. PLATS DU JOUR OR FOREIGN FOOD. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961. c.1957. original paperback issue with the distinctive pink covers. $75.
-- another copy. 1957. first printing. $100.
both in very good condition