Code Gourmand. Avec une preface de Leo d'Orfer et des illustrations de Stab.

Paris: Eugene Figuiere, Editeur, 1923.

192 pages. Colored illustrations in the text. Publisher's catalog pages [177]-192. Horace-Napoleon Raisson (1798-1854) was a journalist, historian, gourmet and author of numerous "codes" interpreting the manners and morals of nineteenth century French society [e.g., Le Code galant, Le Code conjugal, etc.]. He was a popular enough writer in his lifetime, although today his works are, in the words of the writer of the preface to this edition, forgotten or disregarded. The Code Gourmand was first published in 1827 nearly contemporaneous with Le Physiologie du Gout, by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Original printed wrappers. Spine creased and with some additional wear, front cover partially detached. Good.

Price: $100.00