De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes-Michael Bernhold. [De re coquinaria].

[Lubeck]: n.p., [1790].

Octavo, [14], 230 pages. Engraved title and dedication pages. All edges dappled red. The final edition of Apicius to reprint the 1542 Humelberg text, which therefore closes the Renaissance tradition for the author. In the preface to this edition of the Apicius collection of Roman cookery recipes – the oldest collection of recipes to survive from antiquity – Joannes Michael Berhold refers to a Mediolani edition of Apicius (1490). Vicaire states that Brunet doubts its existence. The work is divided into ten books, each treating a category of cooking, much like in a modern cookbook. With the bookplate of Thomas Carnegy Esq. of Craigo. In patterned calf, gilt bordered. Gilt decorated spine compartments. Silk ribbon. Very near fine. [OCLC locates twenty-seven copies; Vicaire 33 (cites this as 1787 or 1791)].

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