The rare first edition, first issue of Physiologie du Gout
[BRILLAT SAVARIN]. UN PROFESSEUR. ~ Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendant; ouvrage theorique, histoirque et a l’order du jour.
Paris A. Sautelet et Cie 1826
First edition, the rare first issue with the E in Bourse on the title page at 90 degree angle.. 2 volumes. Pp. , [i-vii], viii-xiv  6-390; [1-5], 442. 8vo., handsomely bound in black mroocoo backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt with dots and lines, with elaborate border at base, marbled endpapers, rubbed at extremities, occasional very light spotting, otherwise a very good copy.
A handsome copy of the first edition of a French classic. Its combination of wit, philosophy, science, anecdotes, culinary chemistry, aphorism, physiology &c was a winning formula and led to demands for its continual reprinting and eventual translation. The first edition was printed in only 500 copies, "edition originale rare et très recherchée" (Oberlé), and this first issue is extremely scarce. Oberle 1544, Vicaire 116-7, Cagle 98.
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