Le Parfumeur Impérial. Paris: Brunot-Labbe, 1809.

BERTRAND, C. F.

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8vo. xiv, 402, [2] pp. Contemporary boards, printed paper label on spine, spine lightly rubbed, untrimmed.The FIRST EDITION of Bertrand’s study of perfume and cosmetics. "The year 1809 saw the publication of Le Parfumeur Impérial by C. F. Bertrand. There was no longer a royal perfumer, but the actual substance of Bertrand’s book contained material similar to that discussed by eighteenth-century handbooks, such as how to make pomades of hyacinths, roses, jonquils, and mixed flowers (pommades de pot-pourri). Bertrand also contributed to the raging controversies by suggesting his own recipe for eau de cologne." — Morris, Fragrance, p. 173. Also included are recipes for vinegar waters, then a necessary part of the toilet for reasons of health. "[Vinegar] was a preservative against contagion and ‘bad air.’ By the time Bertrand’s book appeared, perfumed gloves were no longer the rage they had been. The Hungary waters were prominent, as were the eaux de Cologne." — Sagarin, The Science and Art of Perfumery, p. 217. Montesquiou, Pays des Aromates, no. 20. Not in Wiggishoff. Bookseller Inventory #

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