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 of the library of Carl Sontheimer, founder of Cuisinart. Scarce. [OCLC locates five copies; Bitting, page 273; not in Cagle].

Price: $500.00