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Auction: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 6 December 2017
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Food & drink.- Cookery.- La Varenne (François Pierre) Le Cuisinier François enseignant la maniere de bien apprester et assaisonner toutes sortes de viandes grasses & maigres, legumes, Patisseries & autre mets..., a rare edition of this classic work o...

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Estimate: £400 - £600
ca. US$535 - US$803
Price realised:  n. a.
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Food & drink.- Cookery.- La Varenne (François Pierre) Le Cuisinier François enseignant la maniere de bien apprester et assaisonner toutes sortes de viandes grasses & maigres, legumes, Patisseries & autre mets..., engraved frontispiece depicting a kitchen scene with a cook at its centre holding a pie and surrounded by foodstuffs, index f. T6 upper corner torn with loss of several letters, index f. V1 small section cut out, with loss of several letters, occasional spotting or light soiling, contemporary vellum, yapp edges, titled in ink on spine, lightly soiled, creased, [Vicaire 497; Willems 1688; cf. Bitting 275-276], 12mo, The Hague, Adriaen Vlacq, 1664. ⁂ A rare edition of this classic work on cookery. The last copy we can trace at auction was that in the fine cookery collection of Leon Lambert, sold Sotheby's 14th February 1966. It looks at meats, vegetables, pastries, eggs, fish and seafood, amongst numerous other foodstuffs.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 6 Dec 2017
Address: Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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