Paris, chez Savoye, 1759.
2 volumes 12mo [167 x 97 mm], I/ XXIV pp., 534, (1) f. and 3 folding plates; II/ (5) ff., 304 pp., 12 plates and 1 folding board. Bound in contemporary brown marbled calf.
The second edition, amply revised and enlarged, so much augmented that it’s almost a new book. Vicaire 93; Simon 533; Oberlé 929; Dartois I, 88; Jöcher A.I., 1840.
Nicolas Bidet (1709-1782) was the sommelier of the queen Marie-Antoinette. In this work, he deals with vineyards from Burgundy, the Dauphiné, the Languedoc, Provence, Auvergne, Berry, Lorraine, and from many other regions.
The 15 plates, drawn by Maugein and engraved by Choffart show wine presses, vats and of wine making instruments.
A precious copy of this rare book, the most beautiful to appear on the market since a long time, preserved in its fresh contemporary calf binding.
Provenance : Château de Voiron with the ex libris.