New York: J. W. Bouton, 1884. First edition thus. Hardcover. Octavo, blue cloth with gilt spine title; xvi, 516 pp., illustrated with 52 mounted etchings (as frontispiece, chapter head and tailpieces). Spine slightly faded, light wear to spine head, owner name to front free endpaper and top of title page, else a handsome and very good copy. Very good. Item #21404
While not the first English-language edition of this famous gastronomical treatise, which claim goes to Lindsay & Blakiston's 1854 Philadelphia edition, an abridged translation by Fayette Robinson, this is the first complete English translation. Translator uncredited. Preface by Charles Monselet. Printed in the UK in an edition of 500 copies; 300 for the UK with the imprint of J. C. Nimmo & Bain and 200 for the US. Bitting p. 60; Cagle 581.