Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

Printed books and manuscripts relating to wine and food; the property of Mrs. J.D. Simon; from the library of the late André L. Simon, CBE (Hon.), founder and sometime president of the Wine and Food Society … comprising books of the fifteenth to the twentieth century, including a leaf from the Gutenberg or 42-line Bible, (c. 1454-55); Bartholomaeus Anglicus, De proprietatibus rerum, c. 1480; Platina, Platine en francoys, 1505; Arnaldus de Villanova, Regimen sanitatis, 1513; Messi Sbugo, Banchetti compositioni di vivandi, 1549; Turner, A new boke of wines, 1568; Ames, The search after claret, 1691; A farther search after claret, 1691; manuscripts of the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, including a French fifteenth century illuminated manuscript on vellum of Crescentius Opus ruralium commodorum, and an interesting collection of English and Continental cookery, medical receipt, and household account books of the seventeenth to the nineteenth century (catalogue of a portion of the André Simon collection, sold in London, by the auctioneer Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 18 May 1981)

London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1981
(24.5 cm), 76 (4) pp., [2] leaves of plates (frontispiece-portrait and colour pl. for lot 248), text illustrations. 260 lots. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Annotated copy. Photocopy of List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted.