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Il Cuoco Francese by Signor de la Varenne, 1682
'Il Cuoco Francese' by Signor de la Varenne, which was published in Bologna in 1682, is a translation into Italian of the 1662 French book 'L'Escole parfaite des officiers de bouches'. It contains the same information about napkin folding as the original.

The title page and the pages about napkin folding are reproduced below. A full copy of the work can be accessed here.