Published by Francois Foppens Menon (18th century - 18th century)

The bourgeois Cook [La cuisiniere bourgeoise], 1757

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Object details

Accession number

1.b.2.17

Creators

  • Menon (18th century - 18th century) - author
  • François Foppens (active 1733 - 1781, Brussels) - printer

Object Case

French Authors Case

Language

French

Publication Place

Brussels

Description

492 p. ; 17 cm.

Provenance

Purchased by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, for £3 on 17 November 1781.
Inherited by William Temple Franklin (1760-1823), grandson and secretary of Benjamin Franklin.

Marks

Inscribed on the frontispiece: 'W. T. Franklin' on the front fly-leaf.

Bibliography

Edwin Wolf and Kevin J. Hayes, The Library of Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society and Library Company of Philadelphia, 2006, p. 552, no. 2293.


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Commentary

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