- Nice small 2 volume set.
Physiologie du Gout.
VOL -1. - A printers device of a small star. A banner with SOL.VTE. BIBLIOTHEQUE UNIVERSELLE LEMERRE [a single line] BRILLAT-SAVARIN [a small single line] Physiologie du Gout Notice par Armand Rio TOME PREMIER. A small printers device. PARIS LIBRAIRE APLPHONSE LEMERRE. 23-33 PASSAGE CHOISEUL 23-33. VOL - 2. - BIBLIOTHEQUE UNIVERSELLE LEMERRE [a single line] BRILLAT-SAVARIN [a small single line] Physiologie du Gout Notice par Armand Rio TOME SECOND. A small printers device. PARIS LIBRAIRE APLPHONSE LEMERRE. 23-33 PASSAGE CHOISEUL 23-33.
VOL 1. 1fep marbled. Original grey card covers.  1fep. Half-title.  Title page.  (1)6-12 Notice. (1)14-15 Aphorisms du Professeur. (1)17-249.  (1)254-256 Table. 1fep. Grey original back cover. 1fep Marbled. VOL 2. 1fep marbled. Original grey card covers.  1fep. Half-title.  Title page.  (1)8-248 (1)250-253 Table. 1fep. Grey original back cover. 1fep Marbled. Both volumes 147 x 100 mm. N/D Circa 1930. Light blue pebbled leather covers, Dark blue leather corners and spines. Raised bands with intricate gilt tooling and text. Gilt devices in the compartments. A very fine leather bound set with curiously, the complete original books bound within. In very good condition thoughout.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, born 1st April 1755, Belley, Ain, died 2nd February 1826, Paris, was a French lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an epicure and gastronome. He and Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière, also a lawyer and writer, between them, effectively founded the whole genre of the gastronomic essay. Brillat-Savarin famous book carries his equally famous gastronomic aphorisms. The seven below give a sense of his fine observations…. 1. Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. 2. Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has a flavor from that which is insipid. 3. The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony have one sense more than others. 4. The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character. 5. The senses are the organs by which man places himself in connexion with exterior objects. 6. A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye. 7. The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star. 8. Alcohol carries the pleasures of the palate to their highest degree. His famous work, Physiologie du goût (The Physiology of Taste), was published in December 1825, two months before his death. It went on to be printed by countless companies and is one of the key items in any cookery collection, in any language.
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