The Curiosities Of Food Or The Dainties and Delicacies of Different Nations Obtained From the Animal Kingdom by Peter Lund Simmonds

The Curiosities Of Food Or The Dainties and Delicacies of Different Nations Obtained From the Animal Kingdom by Peter Lund Simmonds

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Richard Bentley, London, 1859. Hardcover. First Edition. 372 pages. 17.5 x 12 cm. A rare treasure of culinary history and a primary reference source for Alan Davidson, award winning author of Oxford Companion to Food. Davidson writes that "Curiosities is in all probability the first attempt to write a general worldwide survey of animal products." This body of information was originally used in lectures Simmonds gave to various metropolitan literary institutions. A fascinating look at any and every animal that has been eaten by every culture and country one can imagine. Strand book store embossed stamp on free end paper. 1/2 cm missing at head of spine and smaller portion at tail. Joints rubbed and fraying but holding. Corners bumped. Interior clean and crisp. Bound by Westlys & Co. Orig. maroon floral embossed boards, floral motif in gilt on spine. Very good.

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