Item #05760 Oysters, and all about them. John R. PHILPOTS.
Oysters, and all about them.
Oysters, and all about them.
Oysters, and all about them.
Oysters, and all about them.
Oysters, and all about them.
Oysters, and all about them.
Oysters, and all about them.

Oysters, and all about them.

London: John Richardson & Co., , 1890. Item #05760

The Rich History of a Culinary Delicacy

PHILPOTS, John R. Oysters, and all about them. A complete history of the titular subject, exhaustive on all points of necessary ad curious inforatios from the Earliest Writers to those of the Present Time, with numerous additions, facts, and notes, by John R. Philpots. London: John Richardson & Co., 1890.

First edition. Two octavo volumes (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). [2], [1]-642; [2], [643]-1370 pp. Text complete but endpapers are very brittle & worn. Occasional blind stamp of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.

Publisher's green cloth, front covers decorated in black and lettered in gilt. Spines lettered in gilt. Bookplate of Helen & Grant Dahlstrom on front paste-downs. Spines ends very worn gilt lettering on spines very dull. A good working copy.

A study of worldwide oyster culture. Oysters have a rich history as a culinary delicacy and have been enjoyed by various cultures throughout the centuries. This two-volume work by John R. Philpots provides a detailed exploration of the subject, offering a valuable resource for those interested in the historical, cultural, and gastronomic aspects of oysters.

Ex libris: Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences - Children's Museum Library.

Price: $350.00

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