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. A 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