Soyer.   Alexis Benoit     Rare: Numerous unknown details
Memoirs of Soyer (by his late secretaries)
MEMOIRS OF ALEXIS SOYER; WITH Unpublished Receipts AND ODDS AND ENDS OF GASTRONOMY. COMPILED AND EDITED BY F. VOLANT & J.R. WARREN, HIS LATE SECTRETARIES. LONDON: W. KENT & CO., 51&52, PATERNOSTER ROW. MDCCCLIX.
FIRST AND SOLE EDITION. 1fep. Half-title with a slightly ragged top-edge. [1] Title page. [1] 1pp. Preface. [1] 2pp. Introduction. 8pp. Contents. 1-286. 287-303 Addenda. [2]. Because of the full re-bind the advertisements inside both the covers are absent. Rebound in blue cloth. The original blue, nicely decorated front cover, laid down, still keeping the illustrated portrait of Soyer. Rubbed. Internally nice and clean. A rare book.
- - Alexis Benoît Soyer (4 February 1810 – 5 August 1858) This book by his secretaries allows the researcher of Soyer to fill in or broaden details that are not readily available elsewhere. After his demise all of Soyer's private papers were burned by a creditor to whom Soyer owed money. All the pieces of Soyer related ephemera on this site came from third-party owners. This book was on its last legs and had to be fully rebound, saving only the outer front cover, albeit slightly rubbed. Still extremely scarce.

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