Gastronomiana, proverbes, aphorismes, précepts et anecdotes en vers. Précédés de notes relatives à l’histoire de la table par Georges d’Heylli. Paris: Roquette & Clermont-Ferrand: Boucard, 1870.

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12mo. Title page in red and black ink, wood-engraved initials and head and tail-pieces. 2 p.l., xxxv, [1 blank], 169, [7] pp. Modern marbled boards with morocco lettering piece on spine, entirely untrimmed.FIRST EDITION. Published one year after his death, from the introduction we learn that Fos (1798-1869) administered the forests of the various properties of Charles X and Louis Philippe, and later for the State. He lived a simple life and retired to Auvergne where he died of a stroke in 1869. The Gastronomiana is a collection of his verses left behind. ?The work is divided into two books, the first has six chapters, the second, one, Historiettes Gastronomiques; this is followed by an appendix in which is reproduced Avantages de la bonne chère sur les femmes by Grimod de la Reynière. ?The verses are charming, expressed with gaiety and originality on subjects ordinarily treated in a commonplace manner.? ? Bitting, p. 163. The biographical introduction is written by ?Georges d?Heylli,? a pseudonym for Antoine Edmond Poinsot. A large-paper copy printed on special paper and signed ?R.I.? on the colophon page. OCLC: Library of Congress, New York Academy of Medicine, Indiana University, Université de Montreal, Harvard, and six locations in Europe; Vicaire col. 369. Not in Oberlé or Simon. Bookseller Inventory #

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