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Apician Morsels; or, Tales of the Table, Kitchen and Larder

Humelbergius Secundus, Dick (pseud)

New York

Printed by J. & J. Harper



Two frontispieces after sketches by Robert Cruikshank, repeated as plates in the text. (8vo) original rose linen spine, tan boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. First American Edition.

An entertaining culinary grab-bag with chapters on the early writers on the diet. Roman customs in eating and drinking, a history of toothpicks and cookery, curious antiquarian books on cooking, etc. The author of this collection of history, lore, anecdotes and witticisms has never been identified.

Full title: Apician Morsels; or, Tales of the Table, Kitchen, and Larder: Containing a New and Improved Code of Eating; Select Epicurean Precepts; Nutritive Maxims, Reflections, Anecdotes, &c. Illustrating the Veritable Science of the Mouth; Which Includes the Art of Never Breakfasting at Home and Always Dining Abroad.

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Binding rubbed and soiled; foxing throughout; very good.

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