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Latin Edition of Apicious, 1867  

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Apici Caeli de re Coquinaria Libri Decem

Schuch, Chr. Theopil


Libraria Academica Caroli Winter



202 pp. Period embossed green morocco, armorial plate stamped in gilt on front cover, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands, a.e.g.; marbled endpapers. First Schuch Edition. In Latin.

The oldest collection of recipes to survive from antiquity, De Re Coquinaria ("The Art of Cooking") is attributed to Marcus Gavius Apicius, the famed epicure who flourished during the reign of Tiberius early in the first century AD. The recipes themselves were not compiled until late in the fourth or early in the fifth century and derive from a variety of sources, although about three-fifths are Apicius' own, some of which are quite elaborate. Apicius was said to have discovered how to treat the liver of sows, just as those of geese, stuffing them with dried figs and, then just before the animal was killed, giving it honeyed wine (mulsum) (Pliny, VIII.209, cf. recipe 259).

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Mild scuffing to extremities, else very good.

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