La Cuisine Berrichonne, suivi de Chansons a Boire, Ornaments de Emile Popineau.

Paris: Chez Helleu et Sergent, 1925.

Small octavo, 108 + 2 pages. First edition of this simple and lovely book devoted to the cuisine of Berry. The recipe list is not long, but includes 'boeuf au cornichons,' 'veau en etuvee,' 'rognons de moutons a la mode de Bourges,' and 'truffiat ou galette aux pommes de terre'. With a section on the wines of the region, and a collection of local drinking songs. Charmingly illustrated with woodcuts by the regional sculptor Emile Popineau. A fine copy, bound in one-quarter red morocco, with marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-titled spine. Original wrappers bound in. With a bookplate indicating this is from the library of Carl Sontheimer, founder of Cuisinart. Scarce. [OCLC locates five copies; Bitting, page 273; not in Cagle].

Price: $500.00