Le Parfumeur françois, qui enseigne toutes les manières de tirer les odeurs des fleurs; & de faire toutes sortes de compositions de parfums. Avec le secret de purger le tabac en poudre; & le parfumer de toutes sortes d’odeurs. Amsterdam: Paul Marret, 1696.

[BARBE, Simon.]

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12mo. Engraved frontispiece, title page in red and black. 24 p.l., 170, [20 – including the final blank] pp. Modern vellum, careful paper repair to K4 affecting two words.The First Illustrated Edition of Barbe’s classic in French perfumery (first ed.: 1693). "Simon Barbe lived in the rue des Gravilliers, Paris, at the sign of the Golden Fleece, where he was in business as a perfumer. From its generally elevated tone his first book was clearly intended for the interest of the court, the aristocracy and the country gentry." — Kennett, History of Perfume, p. 158. Included are sections for powders, wash-balls, essences and oils perfumed with flowers, perfumes for the mouth, sweet waters, incense, perfumed gloves, color mixing, and snuff. The engraved frontispiece depicts two elegantly attired customers, complete with lap-dog, in a perfume shop. OCLC & NUC record one location only at Univ. of Kentucky Lib. Not in Wiggishoff. Bookseller Inventory #

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