Paris: Chez Pierre Ribou, 1715. First Edition. Hardcover. Two Volumes bound in one. Vol. I 436 pages. Vol. II 400 pages. 26 x 20 cm. Title translated: PRACTICAL DICTIONARY OF THE GOOD COUNTRY AND CITY MANAGER, to feed, raise & govern, both healthy and sick, all kinds of Cattle, Horses & Poultry, to know how to put to his profit all that comes from Agriculture; to assert all kinds of Lands, Prez, Vines & Woods; to cultivate the Gardens, both Fruit Trees, Vegetable Gardens, and Flower Gardens; to conduct the Waters, & generally to do all that befits Ornamental Gardens. WITH A TREATISE OF EVERYTHING CONCERNING Cookery, Jams, Pastry Liquors of all kinds, Different Hunting, Fishing, & other Country Recreations; the Latin words of all that is dealt with in this Book, & some curious Remarks on most of them; all in favor of foreigners, and of all those who like this sort of reading. very useful work in families.
Leather Book-Label on paste-down endpaper of the Famed French Chef, Raymond Oliver, owner of Le Grand Vefour on the Rue de Beaujolais in the Palais-Royal district. Other antiquated Book-Label above. Complete, clean copy. Boards rubbed at edges with some loss to head and tail of spine. Hinges cracked but holding. [BITTING 287]. Brown calf, raised bands, spine gilt decorated with red Morocco label. Very good. Item #2908