Nuestro Libro [Primer y Tercero Libro]. Cook Books, Mexico.
Nuestro Libro [Primer y Tercero Libro]
Nuestro Libro [Primer y Tercero Libro]

Nuestro Libro [Primer y Tercero Libro]

Mexico City & Puebla: 1912, 1918. 120, 145,[1]pp. Slightly later quarter calf and elaborately blindstamped faux leather boards, gilt spine titles. Minor shelf wear to spine leather, light rubbing to corners. Mild foxing and staining to text, even tanning to second work. Very good. Item #2375

A rare and unusual pair of Mexican cookbooks, being the first and third volumes of a three-volume work published separately under the same title, Nuestro Libro between 1912 and 1918. The first of these small-format cookbooks include traditional Mexican recipes organized into thirty menus, with an introductory chapter on table setting and etiquette. A sampling of the recipes includes sopa de pluma, sesos con macarrones, Huachinango fresco con salsa italiana, Postre de nuez, Arroz con pescado, and Helado de almendras, among others. The third volume, "Libro Tercero," was issued six years after the first, with a publisher's note that both the first and second volumes had sold out and the third volume was offered with new recipes. This third volume is devoted to recipes for weddings, baptisms, vegetarian recipes, recipes by colors, bread, drinks, and desserts. The title page of each volume includes a subtitle indicating each was being sold cheaply for the benefit of the Ladies of the Association of Charity of San Vicente de Paul and for the benefit of the poor, respectively.

Each volume is exceedingly rare, with OCLC reporting a single copy of the first volume at the University of California, San Diego (actually the first two volumes bound together), and no copies of the 1918 third volume published in Puebla.

Price: $3,000.00

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