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(French - Paris) Bodet, R. Toques Blanches et Habits Noirs: L’Hotel et le Restaurant Autrefois et Aujourh’hui.


283 pp. Intro. By Phileas Gilbert. Preface by Curnonsky. Illus. by Joseph Hemard. Pictorial wrappers. First Edition. Paris: Dorbon-Aine, [1939].

A book of essays and anecdotes about the history of restaurants and hotels up through 1939, with some reviews of current spots, notes on wines and recipe ingredients, etiquette and service, etc. Très complet. Chipping to spine wrappers near top and a bit to extremities, some browning to extremities, else very good.