Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets . . . With an Introduction by Kit Currie. JOHN EVELYN.

John Evelyn's Treatise on Salads & Vegetables

Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets . . . With an Introduction by Kit Currie.

Place and Imprint: Dallas: Still Point Press, 1985.
Edition: First Still Point Press edition, number 31 of 300 numbered copies, printed by the Bird & Bull Press.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 28744

Physical Description

8vo, original brown quarter morocco, decorated paper boards, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Title-page vignette and nine full-page illustrations by "Tottoroto," and one folding plate.

Comments

A handsome fine press edition of John Evelyn's treatise on the making of salads, first published in 1699. "Evelyn's message in Acetaria was that vegetables were a healthy addition to the diet, and he gave clear instructions on how to cultivate a wide range, native and exotic, along with herbs and fruit. He also discussed what made for good food" - Margaret Willes, The Curious World of Samuel Pepys & John Evelyn. Kit Currie concludes in her informative introduction that Evelyn was a "delightful personality, a passionate lover of gardens . . . and a bibliophile of no small stature. The world would be a better place for more men such as he." Indeed.

Price: $500.00