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APICIUS, Coelius. De opsoniis et condimentis, sive arte coquinaria, libri decem, London: Guliemus Bowyer, 1705, 8°, FIRST EDITION, title in black and red, printed in double column (title slightly thumb-soiled, last few pages slightly spotted, else clean), contemporary speckled calf (rebacked, corners worn). [Bitting, p. 13; Oxford, p. 49; Vicaire, p. 32] Provenance: bookplate of Victor Albert George Child Oilliers, Earl of Jersey. With the first English edition of Apicius's Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome (1936). (2)

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APICIUS, Coelius. De opsoniis et condimentis, sive arte coquinaria, libri decem, London: Guliemus Bowyer, 1705, 8°, FIRST EDITION, title in black and red, printed in double column (title slightly thumb-soiled, last few pages slightly spotted, else clean), contemporary speckled calf (rebacked, corners worn). [Bitting, p. 13; Oxford, p. 49; Vicaire, p. 32] Provenance: bookplate of Victor Albert George Child Oilliers, Earl of Jersey. With the first English edition of Apicius's Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome (1936). (2)

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Oxford: "Only 120 copies were printed. A second edition, limited to 100 copies, was published in Amsterdam in 1709. The publication of this book by Martin Lister, the most distinguished physician of the day, gave rise to a satirical poem called The Art of Cookery."

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