Item #05771 L'Art de Bien Traiter, Robert LE SIEUR.
L'Art de Bien Traiter,
L'Art de Bien Traiter,
L'Art de Bien Traiter,
L'Art de Bien Traiter,
L'Art de Bien Traiter,
L'Art de Bien Traiter,

L'Art de Bien Traiter,

Luzarches: Daniel Morcrette, 1978. Item #05771

A Fine Facsimile Edition of
One of the Most Important Treatises on French Cuisine

LE SIEUR, Robert. L'Art de Bien Traiter, divise' en trois parties. Ouvrage Nouveau, Curieux, et fort Galant, utile a toutes personnes, et conditions. Exactement recherché, & mis en lumiere, Par L.S.R. Luzarches: Daniel Morcrette, 1978. Limited to 250 copies, numbered & initialed by the publisher (this copy being no. 173).

Small octavo ( 6 x 3 1/2 inches; 153 x 89 mm.). [iv], [1]-413, [1], [2], limitation leaf, verso blank] pp.

Full black morocco, covers decorated in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine.

A very nice facsimile of the original 1674 edition of L'Art de Bien Traiter, printed by Jean du Puis in Paris. One of the most important treatises on French cuisine. "The work is considered the most revolutionary of seventeenth-century French cookery texts. The author, whether Robert or Rolland, postulates a cuisine that finds its taste in the simplicity of its processing and in the minimal but intelligent use of ingredients aimed at giving flavour, in a way that is completely contrary to what is recommended by the classic baroque French cuisine - rich, opulent and often excessive - theorized instead by the highly successful La Varenne classic published in 1651" (Garum, Bibliotheca e Museo).

Bitting, p.518 (citing the 1674 first edition).

Price: $400.00

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