Paris, Delloye, Libraire, 1840.
8vo [210 x 133 mm], (2) ff., xiii pp., (1) l., 389 pp. Bound in contemporary green half-shagreen, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt fillets, sprinkled edges.
First edition of this rare and sought-after work, one of only 1500 copies printed. (Carteret). Escoffier, 1392 ; Clouzot p. 147 ; Catalogue Rothschild, 876 ; Bulletin Morgand et Fatout, 11204 ; Carteret, I, p. 412.
There were no large-paper copies printed.
A very pure copy of this rare and sought-after literary first edition, preserved in its original green half-shagreen.
Among French institutions, only 2 own this original edition.