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. The Apicius collection of Roman cookery recipes is the oldest collection of recipes to survive from antiquity The work is divided into ten books, each treating a category of cooking, much like in a modern cookbook. In his preface, the editor Joannes Michael Berhold refers to a Mediolani edition of Apicius (1490) about which Vicaire states that Brunet doubts its existence. With the bookplate of Thomas Carnegy Esq. of Craigo. In dappled calf, gilt bordered; gilt-decorated spine compartments; silk ribbon. Very near fine. [OCLC locates twenty-seven copies; Bitting, page 11ff.; Vicaire 33 (cites this as 1787 or 1791)].

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