La Cuisiniere Bourgeoise, Suivie De L'Office, A l'usage de tous ceux qui se melent de depenses de Maisons

Bruxelles: Chez Francois Foppens, 1771. Hardcover. 408 pages. 17 x 10 cm. Primarily written for female cooks in bourgeois households. The author intentionally points to the difference between the ordinary bourgeois and the "bas peuple," favoring cuts of meat, and types of game favored by the upper-middle class. Bookplate on front endpaper - "SE VEND A BORDEAUX, chez les Freres LABOTTIERE, Imprimeur - Librairies, Place du Palais." Printing under the Kings licensee at the time, the Labottiere brothers, who founded the Journal de Bordeaux, were both printers, publishers, journalists, and booksellers - which eventually got them into hot water. Corners rubbed with some loss, rubbed at head and tail of spine with some loss, covers cracked at joint. Full marbled calf, gilt flower design to spine, with title. Good. Item #1529

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