(Hamburg: Gunnar A. Kaldewey, 1976). Kaldewey, Gunnar. Small quarto. (16)pp. One of thirty copies, this example printed on white Sheufelen paper. Signed by Gunnar Kaldewey on the colophon. The sole illustration is a relief-printed etching on the front cover showing the "Bibliothèque d'un Gourmand," taken from de la Reynière's almanacs. Franz Blei's 1924 essay on the figure acknowledged as the first French food critic is the first book produced by Kaldewey, who came from a successful career in antiquarian bookselling into the world of fine printing and artist's books. This work also marks Kaldewey's only traditional typographic book, as it incorporates Garamond italic throughout, and was printed by the same Black Forest press that produced his rare book catalogues. An auspicious beginning for one of the late 20th century's most dymanic and global-minded private pressmen. In black paper over boards with relief print in upper cover, housed in an aluminum foil-lined black box with aluminum foil lettering piece on spine. Item #31544
(von Lucius, pp. 50-53).