By Brillat-Savarin
London   Peter Davies
11" by 7.5" xx, 326pp.
A deluxe limited edition of Brillat-Savarin's famous work on gastronomy, issued in occasion of the first centenary from its publication.
By Brillat-Savarin

1925 The Physiology of Taste or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

London   Peter Davies
11" by 7.5" xx, 326pp.
A deluxe limited edition of Brillat-Savarin's famous work on gastronomy, issued in occasion of the first centenary from its publication.
£110.00
: 1.5kgs / : 795A33

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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding

Brillat-Savarin was a French lawyer and politician, famed as an epicure and gastronome. His work Physiology of Taste was originally published in 1825 and has not been out of print since; it contains aphorisms and reflections on food and eating habits, for examples on taste, gastronomy, appetite, obesity, fasting, restaurateurs, and much more. A truly fascinating volume. The author is considered as the father of low-carbohydrate diets, as he thought sugar and white flour to be the cause of obesity. 

The present edition is limited to seven hundred and fifty copies, of which this is number seven hundred. With an introduction by Arthur Machen. Illustrated with a frontispiece and decorations in text by Andrew Johnson. 

In the original publisher's quarter vellum over marbled boards. 

From the library at Julian Park, Hertfordshire, belonging to Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie. Audrey was the youngest daughter of an Anglo-American lumber and steel millionaire, sister to Edward James, a key figure in the Surrealist movement, and the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII.

She was an English socialite known for her beauty and for charming various wealthy men, she was included in The Book of Beauty by Cecil Beaton. A patron of the arts, she assisted Viscount Carlow financially in the publication of limited editions of numerous works by leading literary figures such as T E Lawrence, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, and others. A hedonistic pursuer, she was recognised as one of the 'Bright Young Things'. 



Condition

In the original publisher's quarter vellum binding over marbled boards. Externally sound with minor shelf wear and minor bumping and chipping to the extremities of the boards, light general soiling particularly to the spine, as usual. Internally, firmly bound. With the odd minor spot to the endpapers and the odd leaf, otherwise the pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with a frontispiece and decorations in text by Andrew Johnson. 

Very Good

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