Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

133 ● ATHENAEUS. Dipnosophistarum sive Coenae sapientium libri XV. Latin translation by Natale Conti. [12], 288, [12] pages. Folio, 302x212 mm, old vellum boards, recased with top and bottom spine compartments restored, modern thong ties, endpapers renewed; few sheets severely browned, title trimmed in blank lower margin and mounted. Stamp of L. Santacroce on title. Venice: Andrea Arrivabeni, 1556 [300/500] Work from the early 3rd century A.D. describing a series of imaginary banquets at which scholarly guests discuss a wide variety of subjects with a particular emphasis on food and wine. Hoffmann I, 398; Sarton I, 326-27. 134 ● The Compleat Cook. Expertly prescribing the most ready wayes, whether, Italian, Spanish, or French, For Dressing of Flesh, and Fish, Ordering of Sauces, or making of Pastry. 123, [9] pages, including 2 leaves of bookseller’s ads at end. 12mo, 139x77 mm, 20th-century 1 / 2 morocco; contents browned with scattered dampstains, some headlines cropped, lower outer corner off A12 with slight text loss. London: T. C. for Nath. Brook, 1656 [800/1,200] Published both separately and as part of The Queens Closet Opened. Notaker 538.4;Wing M89 (attributing this toW. M.). 135 ● LIBERATI, FRANCESCO. Il Perfetto Maestro di Casa. Folding letterpress table. [16], 108, 269, [9] pages. 8vo, 158x97 mm, contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ink, soiled, spine darkened, few stains on front cover; contents heavily browned, table torn on left side affecting a few letters, mounted and rehinged. Bookplate of Lord Westbury. Rome: Angelo Bernabò for Federico Franzini, 1668 [300/500] Guide to managing the household of a prince or prelate first published in 1658.The table shows the monthly food and domestic expenses of a Cardinale Padrone for that year. Cagle 1154 (original edition). FOOD &WINE, ETC. Lots 133-140 134 135