Le Grand Livre de la Cuisine. Preface de Henri Beraud, Bois de Renefer.

Paris: Ernest Flammarion, Editeur, (1929).

Thick quarto, 1479 pages. Illustrated with woodcuts by Renefer. FIRST EDITION, ordinary issue; additionally thirty-seven copies were issued on Hollande, for the press or hors commerce. A two-fold expansion of Montagne's 1905 work, Le Grande Cuisines Illustree. Though it was the Larousse Gastronomique which earned him a place alongside Careme and Escoffier as one of the three most influential culinary Frenchmen, it is this monumental work that is considered Montagne's masterpiece. Some light spotting to the top edges of leaves. Bound in half black morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Some rubbing to edges; original woodcut-illustrated wrappers bound-in. Generally very good or better. [Bitting page 329; not in Oberlé].

Price: $750.00

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