La Nouvelle Cuisine

La Nouvelle Cuisine
by Menon (18th century)
Adopted for Conservation by
Michele Aubry
in memory of my great grandfather, chef Celestin Emile Aubry born in 1874 at Paris, France.
on February 20, 2023
Cover of La Nouvelle Cuisine

La nouvelle cuisine : avec de nouveaux desseins de tables et vingt-quatre menus : où l'on apprend ce que l'on doit servir suivant chaque saison, en gras, en maigre, & en pàtisserie ..., t.1

By Menon (18th century). Paris: Chez David Pere, 1751.

An early edition of the first treaty of gastronomy by Menon. The title of this volume translates to: New treaty of the kitchen, with new designs for tables and twenty-four menus. The book contains 24 menus and about a thousand recipes, and is illustrated with 12 boards representing oval, rectangular, and horseshoe table plans for 14 to 80 seats with ornate centerpieces, jars oille, girandoles , etc., and other tables and their instructions for their precise decoration.

Condition and Treatment: 

A mid 18th century full leather binding sewn on five cords. The leather has deteriorated and is largely missing from the spine. The textblock is in pieces. There is an inscription on the front pastedown from Eleanor Hewitt. Conservators will need to dis-bind and resew the textblock. As the cover is deteriorated beyond repair a new case will be created. The re-sewn textblock will be re-cased in the repaired cover. Finally a custom double-tray box will be created to house the repaired volume and the original boards.

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Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future