Paris: Au Sans Pareil, René Hilsum et Cie Editeurs; [impr. René et Paul Deslis], 1928.
Small octavo (18.5 x 12 cm.), 268,  pages. Table of contents. FIRST EDITION, ordinary issue. An interesting, perhaps confusing, examination of the psychology of dining and the psychology of taste, from the writer, musician, folklorist and gastronome Austin de Croze, friend of Verlaine, Huysman, and collaborator with Maurice Ravel. His writings were varied, encompassing magic, ethnomusicology, eroticism, and (disappointingly) the "Yellow Peril", but he is best remembered for his culinary writings, and perhaps, as an originator of the appreciation of regional cuisines, and together with Curnonsky and Marcel Rouff, one of the forerunners of gastronomic tourism. In publisher's wrappers, with light creasing to the spine panel. Tan wrapper, printed in red and black. Very good. With the bookseller's ticket of Cooks' Books to the interior rear wrapper panel. Custom clamshell box, in full brown calf, titled in gilt.