TWO VOLUMES BY “THE PRINCE OF GASTRONOMY” AND INVENTOR OF THE CULINARY MOTOR TOUR
CURNONSKY. Le Bien Manger. WITH: La France Paradis du Vin. Paris: L’Office dÉditions d’Art, 1931. Two volumes. Quarto, original wrappers, uncut and unopened. Housed in original chemise. $400.
First editions of this pair of pamphlets by the “Prince of Gastronomy,” completely uncut and unopened.
Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland), dubbed “the Prince of Gastronomy,” was a well-known French food writer who is often credited with inventing the culinary motor tour for Michelin in the early 20th century. These two thin volumes contain a culinary and a vinicultural tour of the regions of France. With illustrations by André Hofer. These two pamphlets were produced “avant la lettre” (before letterpress for the illustrations) “en hommage au corps médical.”
Pamphlets fine, wear to original chemise.