Extensive pencilled annotations on half-title, and some inked calculations on last page; bookplate facing title. Thirty-eight maps (11 folding) pinpointing locations of the restaurants mentioned.
One of three volumes in The Yellow Guides for Epicures series by Curnonsky and Marcel Rouff. Originally published in French under the title La France Gastronomique: Guides des merveilles culinaires et des bonnes auberges françaises, the original consisted of 27 regional “books” published in 13 volumes; the three English-language volumes covered much of the original material, but concentrated on the places the English and Americans frequented. The authors: Curnonsky (nom-de-plume of Maurice Edmond Sailland), was the celebrated Michelin gastronomy writer “honoured throughout France as the Prince of Gourmets”; Marcel Rouff was a poet, essayist and historian who found his gastronomic voice in collaboration with Curnonsky. Together they also wrote the novel La vie et la passion de Dodin-Bouffant, gourmet, translated into English as The Passionate Epicure.
Author Curnonsky and Marcel Rouff
Binding Original yellow ochre cloth, slightly darkened on spine, titled in black.
Publisher London: Thornton Butterworth
Condition A very good copy