Le Roquefort [with]: La Race d'Aubrac et le Fromage de Laguiole.

Rodez: E. Carrère, 1906; 1904.

Two volumes bound as one. Quarto (27 x 20 cm.), (vol. 1.) 200 pages. Illustrated with one folded leaf of plates, and engravings and half-tone photographs in the text. Table of contents. Bibliography; (vol. 2): 119, [1] pages. Engravings and half-tone photographs in the text. Bibliography. Text in French. FIRST EDITION of the Roquefort volume; Second Edition, much enlarged, of d'Aubrac (though the first edition, issued in 1895 was a much slimmer work, at just 25 pages). The suthor describes the natural environment of Aubrac, and then presents the main data on the local cattle breed, including the character, breeding, life in the mountains, and improvement of the breed. In the second part he offers an overview of the cheese of Laguiole (shaped or table cheese) made with milk from Aubrac. Included is material on the history, transport of milk, production, trade etc. Some light foxing to front and end matter, and a bit to the interior. Slight bump to lower right corner of text block, otherwise clean and sound. Bound in speckled, paper-covered boards over dark blue calf faded to brown at the spine. Generally very good. With the bookplate of the Carl Sontheimer Foundation. [OCLC locates sixteen copies of the first work, and eight of the second work in the second edition (and just one of the 1895 first edition)].

Price: $750.00

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