Science Du Maitre D’Hotel


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[003781] [Menon; Louis Francois Henri de Menon] La Science Du Maitre D’Hotel, Confiseur, a l’Usage Des Officiers, Avec Des Observations Sur La Connoissance & Les Proprietes Des Fruits. Enrichie De Desseins En Decorations & Parterres Pour Les Desserts. ill. Le Grand, L.[ouis-Claude]. Paris: Paulus-du-Mesnie, 1750. First Edition. 12mo. Hardback. Good. [5], ii-ix, [11], 2-525pp, [25], plates. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, remaining panels gilt, curl pattern marbled endpapers, all edges red

Rebacked with original back strip laid on, some regilding to head and tail of spine, slightly rubbed, fore edge of lower board bumped. Internally very lightly browned with very occasional light foxing and occasional light water staining to margins, slight remnant of a bookplate to front marbled endpaper, but generally fairly clean. Folding plates one, three, four and five with a couple of sellotape ‘repairs’ to reverse

With five folding plates, engraved by Louis-Claude Le Grand (Benezit 5:485), mainly of table decorations, as called for. Menon published La Science du Maitre d’Hotel Cuisinier in 1749, this, published a year later, is a continuation, with the emphasis on confectionary and fruits

Bitting, pages 320-321; Cagle 342; Vicaire 590; Wellcome IV:112. Four locations in Library Hub