Paris: Editions Paul-Martial pour la Pipérazine Midy, 1935.
Squarish octavo (22.5 x 16.5 cm.), 96-(4) pages. Table of contents. Illustrated throughout. FIRST EDITION. A cookbook as pharmaceutical promotion, from the great French founder of "gastrotechnie". The twenty rich recipes – any one of which may be sufficient to bring on "the drop" – are followed by a twenty-first, a dose of the medicine Pipérazine Midy which, it was claimed, would undo the effects of the meal. Ink note to free front endpaper, "Purchased in Dijon, Feb 1986"; Dampstain and soiling to the upper spine of publisher's pink paper-covered boards, printed in red and black and with an illustration of a gentleman happily dining and drinking, his foot wrapped for the pain.