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
The first complete English-language edition of this famous gastronomical treatise. Translator uncredited. Preface by Charles Monselet. An abridged translation by Fayette Robinson was published in Philadelphia in 1854. 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.