The Pleasures of the Table. An Account of Gastronomy from Ancient Days to Present Times. With a History of its its Literature, Schools, and most Distinguished Artists; Together with some Special Recipes, and Views concerning the Aesthetics of Dinners and Dinner-Giving.

New York: Doubleday Page and Co., 1902.

Large octavo, [10], 477 pages. Frontispiece with tissue guard, Thirty-one additional leaves of plates, text illustrations, decorated endpapers. Bibliography and index. FIRST EDITION. An important work, one of the earliest American publications dealing with the history of food and the aesthetics of fine dining. Original orange cloth decorated in gilt and green; bit of cover soil and wear, otherwise very good or better. [Axford, page 323; Bitting, pages 143-144; Brown 2574; Cagle & Stafford 233].

Price: $175.00

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