The Handbook of Dining; or, Corpulence 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. By Brillat-Savarin. Translated by L[eonard] F[rancis] Simpson. Brillat-Savarin, Jean-Anthelme.

The Handbook of Dining; or, Corpulence 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. By Brillat-Savarin. Translated by L[eonard] F[rancis] Simpson.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1865.

First American edition of the Leonard Francis Simpson translation (First published in London in 1859). 200, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green pebbled cloth, spine gilt-stamped with title and vignette, near fine, with just a touch of wear to the spine ends. Bitting p. 437 (for 1859 London ed.); Cagle & Stafford 104; Wheaton and Kelly 855. Item #252490

“When the first edition of the Handbook of Dining was published, it was not written with a view to elucidate the two great questions —Corpulency and Leanness — which at the present moment absorb the attention of the public mind” (from the Preface).
A selective translation of the Physiologie du goût that by its emphasis on reducing reveals many of the culinary and dietary preoccupations of the day.

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