Paris: Librarie Larousse, 1953.
Large, thick quarto, 856 pages. Profusely illustrated in black and white. FIRST EDITION. One of Curnonsky's major works out of many (nearly 65). The "Prince of Gastronomes" is widely credit for linking dining and travel. Together with his friend Marcel Rouff, he compiled the magnificent, twenty-eight volume France Gastronomique, essentially a travelogue of a nine-year journey eating their way through every department of France. Some age toning throughout. One page with corner torn. Rear hinge shaken, otherwise very good, in publishers gilt-stamped burgundy cloth.