An Early Work on Chocolate
[Chocolate]. [Daniele Concina]. Memorie Storiche Sopra
l'Uso della Cioccolata in Tempo di Digiuno: esposte in
una mettra a Monsig. illustriss., e reverendiss. Archivescovo N.
N. Venice: Appresso Simone Occhi, 1748. First edition, first
printing of this important and unusual work, a historical account
on eating chocolate during fasts (mainly Lent), written in the form
of a letter to the archbishop. Text in Italian. Octavo. , cxcvi;
, 3-71,  pages. Half-title present. Bound in somewhat later
plain paper over boards. Binding worn and slightly soiled, spine
chipped, later paper label with an ink number on the spine,
remnants of old spine label on boards near spine, two inkstamps on
half-title, one armorial inkstamp on title-page, old bookseller's
catalogue entry affixed to front pastedown. Still, text is fresh.
Overall, very good.
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