"THE PLEASURES OF SMELL, SO FLEETING AND SCARCELY APPRECIATED": ANTONIO ROSSI'S MANUALE DEL PROFUMIERE, 1902 FIRST EDITION
(PERFUME) ROSSI, Antonio. Manuale del Profumiere. Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1902. 12mo, original pictorial cloth. $1200.
First edition of this illustrated guide to perfume-making, with 700 recipes and 58 in-text wood-engraved illustrations.
Rossi's practical guide for the perfume-maker includes hundreds of recipes and many wood-engraved illustrations of the distilleries and other equipment used in turn-of-the-20th-century manufacture of perfumes, essences and scents. With publisher's 64-page ad catalogue at rear. Text in Italian.
Repair to front inner paper hinge, spine slightly darkened. Near-fine condition.