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    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. [8], cxcvi; [2], 3-71, [1] 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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