n.p. Jean Dupin, . Janvry, Francois Choppin de. Hardcover. Octavo size, 111 pp., in a custom binding with original wraps bound in, in French. Near fine. Item #CNJL2260
The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, established in 1934, is dedicated to promoting the wines and regional cuisine of Burgundy; this volume was written by E. de Moucheron, who as "Grand Officier" was a high-level member of the society, and is a history of the wines of the region ("Chronique des Vins de Bourgogne").
In addition to the Chronique there are several shorter chapters towards the end, including: "La Cote", "Production et Appellations d'Origine", "Élaboration et Distribution le Négociant-Éleveur", and "Traditions Bachiques". The volume is embellished with eight full-page colour illustrations by Francois Choppin de Janvry and is contained within a lovely custom binding.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter deep red leather binding with marbled paper boards, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge marbled, marbled endpapers, original front and rear wraps bound in, the front wrap with lettering in red and black and a small vignette of a tastevin, frontispiece one of the eight full-page colour illustrations, a small marginal illustration towards the end; octavo size (8 5/8" by 6.25"), pagination: [1-14] 15-109 [110, blank] [111, colophon]; please note the volume is entirely in French.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, the leather spine smooth and supple and unsunned, straight corners with minimal rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some offsetting to the reverse sides of both free endpapers and the aforementioned minimal rubbing to the corners (mostly to the upper back corner), else fine.
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