L'Art De Bien Faire Les Glaces D'Office Ou Les Vra
L'Art de bien faire les Glaces d'Office ou les vrais principes pour congeler tous les Rafraichissemens, first edition, engraved frontispiece depicting cherubs making ices and 2 plates of utensils and moulds, 4pp. privilege and errata at end, title rather foxed, some spoting or light foxing, a few small stains, lightly browned, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine in compartments, joints starting, but holding firm, spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed, [Bitting pp.144-145; Cagle 182; Vicaire 328], 8vo, Paris, chez Le Clerc, 1768. Provenance: Gaston Chandon de Briailles (booklabel). A member of the champagne dynasty of Moët & Chandon. Along with his brother Raoul Gaston founded Fort Chabrol, the first professional school for viticulture.
***The rare first edition of this charming work on ice-creams (fromages) and ices with an impeccable provenance. It includes one of the earliest references to the use of pineapples..