Salad for the solitary.: Saunders, Frederick.

Salad for the solitary.

Saunders, Frederick.

Published by Lamport, Blakeman & Law, New York, 1853
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First edition of these meditations on life's pleasures: Fine dining, good company, flowers, "curious and costly books," pastimes and sports, the "fallacies and foibles of the literary profession," etc. The essays are illustrated with various => in-text engravings by Avery and others. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., 344, [2 (adv.)] pp.; illus. NSTC 2S5136. Publisher's brown cloth, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-stamped strapwork corner decorations, front cover and spine with gilt-stamped decorative title; unobtrusively rebacked preserving most of original spine, cloth sunned and mottled, corners/edges refurbished and hinges (inside) reinforced. Ex?social club library: 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpaper, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. Author's name inked in an early hand on the title-page (which gives "By an Epicure" only). Pages lightly age-toned with various spottings and stainings and a few marks of emphasis; some corners creased with a very few torn away. => Aged but not displeasingly so, especially given this work's affection for all things vintage and evocatively nostalgic. Bookseller Inventory # 32308

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Title: Salad for the solitary.

Publisher: Lamport, Blakeman & Law, New York

Publication Date: 1853

Edition: 1st Edition

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