Item #75264 THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

London: Peter Davies, 1925. Hardcover. "The edition is limited to seven hundred and fifty numbered copies, of which this is No. 50." With a presentation inscription by J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, to Lady Millicent Hawes on the half-title. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, Brillat-Savarin’s masterpiece is a historical, philosophical, and epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. With an introduction by Arthur Machen; and embellished with designs by Andrew Johnson. Quarto: xx, 326 p. Original marbled paper-covered boards over a vellum spine with gilt stamping. The bookplate of Gordon J. Van De Water, past president of The Zamorano Club, appears on the front pastedown. Light foxing to the prefatory and concluding leaves, with some general wear along the bottom edge of the boards. The dust jacket is toned, more so along the spine and folds, with a bit of minor edgewear and foxing; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #75264

Price: $250.00

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