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Curio, Johannes, Jacob Crell, et alia. De Conservanda Bona Salernitanae, ad Regem Angliae.
Frankfurt: Apud Chr. Egenolphum, .
Octavo, 187 of 188 leaves, lacking one text leaf 65, title printed in red and black, full-paged woodcut of people preparing and enjoying food printed in red and black on verso of title, illustrated with dozens of text woodcuts depicting meat, herbs, vegetables, animal parts, drinking apparatuses, and people eating, drinking, vomiting, and other related activities; bound in full contemporary parchment, becoming slightly detached along inner joint, 6 x 3 3/4 in.
This popular illustrated compendium contains much information regarding Renaissance gastronomy. Although earlier octavo editions printed by Egenolphum exist, the 1554 edition has approximately forty additional leaves of text compared to those of 1545, 1551, and 1553.