Le Livre des Recettes Utiles.

Paris: Ch. Ploche, Libraire-Editeur, 1852.

Small octavo in wrappers, sewn on cord (17 x 11 cm.), 64 pages. Table of contents at rear. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A small compilation of short texts for the mistress of the house in the series Bibliothèque de la Maitresse de Maison. The wrapper advertisement for the series lists approximately fifty titles, stating "chaque ouvrage se vend separement". The essays include Cuisson d'un poisson monstre, Grandeur et decadence du pain d'epice, Maniere de traiter les huitres, De la maigreur, Confitures de campagne. and more. Internally clean and sound. In publisher's printed wrapper, titled and decorated in black. Some edge wear and staining to the wrapper, otherwise very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates three copies (just one in the U.S., at Indiana)].

Price: $90.00