ON FRENCH WINE AND FOOD, BY “THE PRINCE OF GASTRONOMY”
CURNONSKY. France Paradis du Vin et de la Bonne Chére. Paris: Editions Vins de France, (1933). Quarto, original blue wrappers, later glassine. $150.
First edition of this charming account of French food and wine.
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. This contain a culinary and a vinicultural and culinary tour of the regions of France. With illustrations by André Hofer. Some of this material was previously published in 1931 as La France Paradis du Vin.
Only light wear to fragile wrappers. Near-fine condition.