Paris: Editions Paul-Martial pour la Pipérazine Midy, 1935.
Squarish octavo (22.5 x 16.5 cm.), 96-(4) pages. Table of contents. Illustrated throughout. FIRST EDITION. A cookbook as pharmaceutical promotion, from the great French founder of "gastrotechnie". The twenty rich recipes – any one of which may be sufficient to bring on "the drop" – are followed by a twenty-first, a dose of the medicine Pipérazine Midy which, it was claimed, would undo the effects of the meal. Internally clean and bright. Small pull to the head of the spine, and two small stains to rear panel of publisher's pink paper-covered boards, printed in red and black and with an illustration of a gentleman happily dining and drinking, his foot wrapped for the pain. Near very good.