The good book with tons of images of food, people eating food, food sitting on tables, silverware and anything else to deal with the preparation to the consumption of food. Nice illustrations with nice variety. Serious to whimsical. Do keep in mind that there are highly stylized images from the 1800's as the title mentions, so no "modern" elements involved. Jim Harter has compiled and excellent sourcebook for food and dring illustrations. I found it very helpful when putting together an menu mock-up for a client. Great book.