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FERAMUSIUS, Carolus. Epulum parasiticum, Quod eruditi conditores, instructoresque...

Norimbergae [i.e. Nuremberg]. [s.n.], 1665.
[56], 315pp, [1]. With an additional engraved title page and five engraved plates.

[Bound with:] PINCIER, Johann. Johan pincieri m. d. Aenigmatum libri tres, cum Solutionibus... Hagae-Comitum [i.e. The Hague]. Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq, 1655. [20], 345pp, [19].

12mo. Bound by Ihrig (signed to the foot of spine, in gilt) in later blind-ruled red morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, upper hinge exposed, lightly toned, occasional spotting.
A beautifully bound collection of seventeenth-century gastronomic satires, in prose and verse, predominantly lampooning Pierre de Montmaur (1576-1648), professor of Greek at the Sorbonne and a notorious gourmand, who described himself as 'The largest parasite that the world has ever seen!' Contributors include, Carolus Feramusius (d.1653), Gilles Menage (1613-1692), Nicolas Rigault (1577-1654), and Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1597-1654).
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref: 19245