Firenze: Via Panzani, 1832. Item #1062
8vo. 220 x 140 mm., [8 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches]. 8 pp. Later mauve colored paper wrappers. Ownership stamp of H. Gerroid.
Rare pamphlet discussing recent bumper harvests of wheat and methods for the production of the healthiest and cheapest flours to produce the most nutritious bread, prepared in a new method to preserve both flavor and nutrients. Piedmont style bread, called “Pane Toscano or Richard”, was the most favored brand in Florence and this advertising pamphlet describes in detail the history of the brand, its method of production and the reasons for its singular success in the region. It does all this without mentioning a competitor or other methods of production, but stresses it healthful qualities and flavor.
With the ownership stamp of Baron Hector Garriod (1803-1883), a celebrated art dealer bornn in the Savoy but who lived most of his life in Florence.
Not cited in ICCU, Westbury or other culinary reference books.