(French) Briffault, Eugène. Paris a Table
184, iv pp. Illustrated by Bertall. Quarter crushed purple morocco & black boards, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition. Paris: J. Hetzel, 1846.
An important early nineteenth-century French book on gastronomy which, though small by comparison, stands alongside the works of Brillat-Savarin and Dumas. The illustrator, Bertall, was one of the most prolific French illustrators of the nineteenth century, and a pioneering photographer. Mild sunning to spine & rubbing to corners, otherwise a very good copy - this one apparently owned by the Poodle Dog Restaurant in San Francisco. Cagle 97; Vicaire 115.