Comus (dieu de festins et des plaisirs) en Bresse. Rapsodie culinaire et gastronomique.

Ain: Imprimerie L. Marchand, [1933].

Quarto, 95 pages. FIRST EDITION, ordinary issue (there was also an issue of 30 copies on Velin pur fil de Madagascar. A collection of recipes of the Bresse region of France, by one of its master chefs, Benoit Perrat, of the Grand Hotel in Vonnas Ain. Beyond the recipes there are aphorisms, bits of history and writings on taste. The subject of the preface, by poet and novelist Aguétant Pierre, is Comus (God of treats and pleasures). Though undated, this book was printed on the occasion of the gastronomic exhibition in Bourg-en-Bresse, 18 December, 1932. Some light soiling and wear to the wrappers, and a bit of age toning to the pages, otherwise very good. With the bookplate of the great wine merchant and wine writer, Charles Walter Berry. Berry was part of the family that owns Berry Bros. & Rudd (established 1698) at No. 3 St. James' Street, backing up to St. James Palace. Berry Bros. & Rudd has supplied wines to the royal family since the reign of King George III's. Berry was the author of numerous works on the subject of wine, including Viniana (1929), and In Search of Wine: A Tour through the Vineyards of France (1935). Inscribed by the author to Berry in 1938 on the half-title.

Price: $350.00