Paris: Au bureau du Musée des Familles... et Chez Martinon, Librarie, [circa 1852].
Tall octavo (25 x 16 cm.), 232,  pages. Illustrated. Printed in two columns. Second, enlarged edition; the original was issued by Martinon in 1844. This copy is undated, but we've seen copies of the second edition dated "1852" and with the address of Chez Martinon stated as "Rue de Coq, Saint Honoré, 4." This copy the address is stated as "Rue de Grenelle-Saint Honoré". Additionally, the printer, identified as "Imprimerie de Hennuyer et Cie., rue Lemercier, 24. Batignolles" is listed here as "Typographie Hennuyer, reu de Boulevard, 7. Batignolles. Boulevard extereur de Paris. Though the book contains "de mille nouvelles recettes" it is an entertainment as much as a cookbook, with stories, advice, music, fanciful illustrations, and more. The work is divided into two sections: Partie Critique and Partie Pratique, with recipes in the later part (pages 137-225). Ben Paul (pseudonym of Paul Benjamin Chareau) was a literary editor in Caen, translator of Lessing, and author of an early guide book to Bordeaux. Some foxing throughout; hinges started. In contemporary quarter black calf, compartmented, and titled in gilt. Some rubbing to extremities and wear to head of spine. Otherwise generally very good. [OCLC records no copies with this pagination but lacking the publication date, and just one copy of the 1852 edition; Cagle 134 (for the 1844 first edition); Vicaire 81].