A Paris: Chez Giguet et Michaud, Imprimeurs-Libraires, rue des Bons-enfans, no. 6, 1803 (an 11.).
Duodecimo (14 x 9 cm.), 176 pages. Frontispiece. Prefatory letter in verse, signed: "J.B. ...", i.e. Joseph Berchoux. Second edition, revised and enlarged).With the famous frontispiece engraved by Bovinet, on which the caption reads, "Le Senat mit aux voix cette affaire importante et le turbot fut mis a la sauce piquant [trans: the Senate put this important affair to the vote, and the turbot was put in a spicy sauce"]. By his first employment of the word "gastronomie" Berchoux joined the other two food writing giants of his era, Brillat-Savarin and Grimod de la Reyniere. Some light spotting, otherwise internally near fine. In a blue paste paper over one quarter calf, with compartmented, gilt-titled and decorated spine. Some wear to corners and rubbing to boards. The edge where the paste paper meets the calf has an interesting and attractive scallop-cut pattern we have not see before. Very good. With the bookplate of F.M. Caye. [OCLC records are particularly muddled on this title and utterly useless here; Bitting, page 37; Oberlé 386; Vicaire Bibliographie Gastronomique 83].