De Honesta Voluptate. De ratione victus, & modo viuende. De natura rerum & arte coquendi. Libri X...

Coloniae (Koln): Ex officina Eucharistu; [Ex officina Eucharij, apud Eucharium Ceruicornum procurante M. Godefrido Hittorpio ciue Coloni], 1529.

Octavo (17 x 11 cm.), ccclxviij, [4] leaves. Errata list at rear. Title within architectural woodcut border. Ornamental initials for each book. ~ Printed in Koln by Gottfried Hittorp, an early 16th century edition of what is considered the first cookery book to be printed, first issued in 1474. Platina (Bartolomeo Sacchi) examines the mode of living most beneficial to the human body, the pleasures of the table, and how to best enjoy one’s meals and have good health. He discourses upon the quality of various meats, fish, fruits and vegetables, the best manner to prepare them, and the correct sauces to be served with various dishes. An entire chapter on wine and vinegar is included as well. Internally sound and clean; corner of C6 torn off, and small closed tear to P4 (neither effecting text). Fairly early rebind in tan, paper-covered boards; simple, gilt-titled black calf spine label. Early ink stamp "[illeg.] Grandjean, Walteville, [illeg.]" to foot of title and colophon. With two bookplates to front paste-down; one has been scratched out, and the second, is an ornate monogram. [OCLC records just one copy; Notaker 1001.17 (noting thirty-five copies, but just two in the US - LOC & UChicago); Bitting 373 (see note); Drexel 654].

Price: $4,500.00