“THE EMPIRE OF THE VEGETABLES”

A set of six different plates which show a battle between Drolleries “L’Empire des legumes” (The Empire of the Vegetables- printed in France in the 1850’s) and modern day fast food.  

This rare book has twenty-four steel engraved plates depicting various kinds of vegetables, including carrots, radishes, onions, beans and lettuce, that begin to walk and talk; several of these anamorphic beings begin to assume human traits, with hilarious results.

The stories can be brought to life and into the modern day with a gastronomic experience!

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