La belle époque à table.

Paris: Jour Azur, impr. Montlouis, 1981.

Quarto (29 x 21 cm.), 141 pages. Illustrated in black and white and in color. Text in French. FIRST EDITION. A gastronomical history of La Belle Epoque (1870-1940), from the creators of the famous restaurant rating guide. Illustrated throughout with historical photographs and images of contemporary ephemera. Fine in publisher's illustrated boards; no dust jacket as issued. Inscribed by author Christian Millau on the page facing the title, "Pour Carl Sontheimer, ces quelques reflets d'une époque qui ne pouvait etre heureuse, pui qu'elle ne connaisait pas Cuisinart! Aux mon amitie." Sontheimer was the creator of Cuisinart and a culinary book collector of significance. Remarkably scarce in the market place. [OCLC locates three copies (none in the U.S.)].

Price: $250.00