L'Art de Manger et Son Histoire.

Paris: Payot; Imprimerie F. Paillart, 1928.

16mo. (18.7 x 12 cm.), 208 pages. FIRST EDITION. A general work on the history of gastronomy, from the Belgian author, Maurice des Ombiaux (1868-1943), author of more than one hundred books, co-creator of the Académie des Gastronomes, creator of the Conseil des Sept, and recipient of the titles, Prince de la Treille and Cardinal de la Gastronomie. He nearly beat Curnonsky to the title of prince de gastronomes.Perhaps his greatest effort was an attempt to convince the Vatican to have Gluttony removed from the list of Seven Deadly Sins based on on a grammatical technicality. Internally clean and sound; publisher's wrappers a bit edgeworn and creased at the spine. Near very good. With the bookseller's ticket of Maxwell Einhorn Books to the rear wrapper panel. [OCLC locates twenty-four copies].

Price: $60.00