CASTLE PRESS. DAHLSTROM, Grant. [VASEY, George] ~ Illustrations of Eating, Displaying the Omnivorous Character of Man; and Exhibiting the Natives of Various Countries at Feeding Time, by a Beef-Eater.
One of 250 copies. With a few reproductions of illustrations in 19th century cookbooks. Square 8vo., original brown and cream paper covered boards with title on upper cover and spine, in the original dust jacket. Jacket slightly darkened at extremities, otherwise an extremely good copy.
Written in the middle of the 19th century, this is an extraordinary survey of the global eating habits of man from the means used by American Indians to suppress appetites to the sophistication of French cuisine.
With a handprinted Christmas card from the printer inserted loose.