Book Description

Parmentier (1737-1813), French pharmacist and agronomist was perhaps best known for championing potatoes as a safe, nutritious food, easily grown and delicious. In 1748 France had forbidden the cultivation of the potato, because it was believed to cause leprosy amongst other things. Here Parmentier demonstrates how the potato is a good source of nourishment and answers the many objections raised.
Dealer Notes
Vicaire p.656, Cagle 376, Maggs 294
Author PARMENTIER Antoine-Augustin
Date 1781
Binding Contemporary sprinkled calf, banded spine with gilt, red title label, marbled endpapers, all page edges red; 8vo, 20cm
Publisher L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris
Condition Board edges and top of spine rubbed, 3 tiny (worm?) holes to back board hinge, small old tape repair to verso of folding plate, contemporaneous ink notes to front free endpaper
Pages xvi, 598 and folding plate

Price: £600.00

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