The Handbook of Dining or Corpulency and Leanness scientifically considered Comprising the art of dining on correct principles consistent with easy digestion, the avoidence of corpulency, and the cure of leanness; together with special remarks on these subjects.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. First Thus of this cookery edition. To the dedication page, it is stated that this is the second edition, but in the forward, it makes it clear that this is a major revision of the first "Handbook of dining." and indeed, even the title is changed to reflect the different priorities. Other copies of this work are shown as 1865 second edition - so we are describing this as a 'first thus' Original blind stamped buckram, with slightly faded gilt titles to the spine. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Clean and tidy throughout with fractional fading to the pages. Based upon Brillat-Savarin's work "physiologie du Gout" not so much a cookery book as a "brilliant treatise.... on gastronomy,,, in all its branches" (introduction). X, 170, 32 (ads) pp. 180 by 110mm (7 by 4¼ inches).