THE LANDMARKS CLUB COOK BOOK: A California Collection of the Choicest Recipes from Everywhere, Including a Chapter of the Most Famous Old Californian and Mexican Dishes

Los Angeles: The Out West Company, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. This book was published to raise money for the restoration of the Spanish missions, and before and after pictures of some of the missions are provided in the front of the book. The foreword is by Charles Lummis, the editor of the Los Angeles Times and author of many books of the American Southwest. He's been called "one of the great proselytizers of Hispanic cookery. Lummis includes a chapter on "Spanish American Dishes,” which is considered to be one of the first descriptions of Mexican cookery in an American publication. Several works containing Mexican or Mexican inspired dishes preceded this work, including Treasures Old & New (1898), and Mary Johnston's pamphlet Spanish Cooking (1895). But these recipes cover more ground, with over 40 dishes from Mexico and Latin America [Pinedo, Encarnacion's Kitchen]. Photographically illustrated. Octavo, vi, 251 pages. Original green cloth binding, with dark green and red stamping. Period bookplate to the front pastedown. The front hinge is just starting and still quite sound. Minor wear to the corners and tips, with a negligible smudge and a few tiny spots to the front panel; otherwise very good. Bitting 295; Brown 59; Cook 28; Glozer 150; Longone I:6; Zamorano Select 60; not in Cagle. Very good. Item #66421

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