Parallel Latin and English texts. With an engraved frontispiece and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Recent red half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Leaves toned, later inked ownership inscription to head of title page, occasional spotting. 1712 edition of Apicius's De Arte Coquinaria (London, 1705).The poem offers both practical advice and satirical recipes for incongruous dishes. The facetious letters to Lister and others, at the beginning and end of the volume, are thought to have provided Pope with inspiration for his Dunciad. We offer a wealth of antiquarian books, specialising in early and hand-press printing - but not excluding all others! We are proud and active members of the ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) and the PBFA (Provincial Book Fairs Association) - professional bodies for the antiquarian book trade, abiding by their codes of practice and exhibiting at several large national and regional book fairs each year. From customers in the UK we accept.
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