Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 268

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(MEXICAN COOKERY.) Collection of late 19th-century Mexican manuscript cookbooks, some from the culinary mecca of Puebla. 5 volumes, various sizes, bindings and conditions. Vp, 1886-1900 and undated

Additional Details

"Cuaderno de resetas." 75, [[6], 100-112 manuscript pages. 8vo, cloth-backed yellow wrappers; minor wear. Recipes include sopa de tortillas (page 7), tamales de arroz (27), and chiles escabechados colorados (73). Puebla, 10 November 1886.
[67] manuscript pages. 8vo, purple wrappers; minor wear. Includes menudo de ternera near the end. Np, circa 1890s.
[81] manuscript pages. 12mo, stitched with no wrappers; moderate wear. Includes "pipian de carne de puerco o gallino" and "chilpoeles reyenos" near end. Np, 1876-79 (on final leaf) and undated.
3-96 pages. 4to, 1/2 cloth over marbled boards, moderate wear; missing first numbered leaf. Np, undated but a telegraph receipt dated Cuernavaca, 1900 is laid in.
[4]-56 manuscript leaves. 4to, 1/4 sheep over black boards, moderate wear; missing first 3 numbered leaves, coming disbound. 5 recipes for pulque appear on leaf 55, and chiles jalapeño on 28; inked stamp of owner José A. Lazcano on first page. San Juan de los Llanos, Puebla, 6 November 1897.