Le Guide du Gourmand à Paris.

Paris: Bernard Grasset; [Imprimerie E. Durand], 1922.

Duodecimo (18 x 12 cm.), 144, [1] pages. Table of contents. Illustrated. Text in French. FIRST EDITION, trade issue. Review copy, with S.P. "Service Presse" on the front wrapper panel. An interesting overview of Parisian restaurants of the early 20th century, classified by categories. "Le Peloton de Tete" (Montagné, Larue, Voisin, Paillard, Foyot, Tour d'Argent), "Restaurants de Luxe" (Viel, Maxim's, Lapérouse, Lucas), "Restaurants Moyen", "Resturants Abordables", and "Restaurants Simples". This is followed by hotels, suppliers (of fish and oysters, game and poultry, early vegetables, pork butchers, cheesemakers, cafes, liqueurs, confectioners, chocolate makers, pastry chefs, provincial products), and foreign (Italian, Swiss, Spanish, Russian, Romanian, Greek, Chinese, and Jewish) cuisine. Charming, Art-Deco style vignettes at the head of each chapter. Text block age-toned and a bit brittle, upper right corner of a few leaves chipped, not affecting text. Bound in marbled, paper-covered boards, with a gilt-titled, black morocco spine label. Edges rubbed. Original wrappers bound in. Free front endpaper (from the rebind not the original) is separated. generally near very good. With the bookseller tickets of both Maxwell Einhorn and Eleanor Lowenstein's Corner Bookshop. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Albert Thibaudet, French essayist, critic, and regular contributor to the Nouvelle Revue Francaise. He was also elected to participate in the first Davos Conference in 1928.

Price: $250.00