London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
LEMERY, Louis (1677-1743). A Treatise of all Sorts of Foods, both animal and vegetable: also of drinkables. London: T. Osborne, 1745. 12° (166 x 100mm). Initial imprimatur leaf, title printed in red and black (small hole in upper margin of A6 affecting number). Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (front joints cracked but cords still firmly holding, extremities lightly rubbed).
First published in French in 1702, the first English edition was in 1704. This is one of three editions in English published in the same year. Bitting pp.281-282; Short-title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books published in the English Tongue 1701-1800 p.89; cf. Oxford p; cf. Vicaire p.514.
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