Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. First edition in English. Hardcover. Orig. blind stamped cloth, gilt. Very good. [v-xx], 347,  advt. 20 x 14 cm. First edition in English of this time-honored gastronomic classic. The book is less a discourse on cuisine or on culinary arts and more an entertaining analysis of casual conversation and doctrines, observations and anecdotes of every kind that may complement the pleasures of the table. Bookplate from Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College, the oldest student organization (est. 1786) at the first college established in the new United States of America, chartered in 1783 by Benjamin Rush. Fayette Robinson was a Virginia born writer of historical works and translator of French novels. Covers lightly rubbed, old library and bookplate and label, lightly foxed, else an attractive copy, t.e.g. (Inventory #: 1057)
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