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Les Poissons des Eaux Douces de la France [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Blanchard, Emile

Price: £135.00

Publisher: Paris, J.B. Bailliere et Fils: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009154

Condition: Good


Illustrated with text engravings, large thick 8vo, pp xvi, 656, some foxing and age-staining, rather heavy and dis-figuring on some pages, quarter morocco and marbled boards, a little rubbed. [Stamp of "Bibliotheque Maurice Hofer" on the half-title.]. The scarce first edition. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxfo... View more info