Petrus Ciacconius Toletanus de Triclinio, sive de Modo Convivandi, Apud priscos Romanos, & de conviviorum apparatu. Accedit Fulvii Ursini Appendix, & Hier. Mercurialis De accubitus in coena Antiquorum origine, Dissertatio.

Amstelaedami: Apud Henricum Wetstenium [Wetstein, Hendrik], 1689.

Duodecimo (133x78 mm), [12, including additional engraved title], 445, [23] pages; 6 leaves of plates (5 folding), and numerous full-page engravings. All edges red. Fifth edition, the first appeared in Rome in 1588. A "remarkable study of the ancient Roman table : the feast, invitations, the dishes, composition of the table, etc. Several chapters are devoted to drinking, generosity toward guests, the nobility of old wine, wine and music, mixing wine, fresh wine, etc." (Oberlé (my translation)). In full green calf, with elaborate gilt decoration to the spine and boards. Very good. With the booksellers' tickets of Cooks Books and R.F.G. Hollett. Scarce. [OCLC locates nineteen copies; Bitting 89; Cagle 1079 (first edition only); Oberlé 20, 21 (earlier editions); Simon BB 311; Vicaire 174].

Price: $1,200.00