ACETARIA. A DISCOURSE OF SALLETS. John Evelyn.

ACETARIA. A DISCOURSE OF SALLETS

London: Printed for B. Tooke at the Middle-Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1699. First Edition. Hardcover. [42], 1-192, [50] pages. 16.5 x 10 cm. Mixing gastronomic ideas, knowledge-based concerns, and the study of ancient texts, Evelyn brings forth the beauty of Sallets, or salads as we now refer to raw vegetable dishes. Listing 82 various vegetables, leaves, and herbs, the author shares his knowledge of both the growing seasons and preparation of ingredients. Full folding chart describes seasonal production of plants. Alchemically and astrologically symbolic armorial bookplate of forensic psychiatrist Dr. Marcus Crahan, who, along with his with Elizabeth, collected books on culinary subjects for over 40 years. Interior heavily foxed, spine rebacked with contemporary front and back boards present. [OXFORD 46] [CAGLE 669]. Contemporary speckled calf, floral ornamental tooled, modern spine. Good. Item #2937

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