Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 356

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MEXICAN COOKERY.) Group of 3 early Mexican manuscript cookbooks. Unbound, various sizes; minor to moderate wear, two of them incomplete. [Mexico], circa 1830s

Additional Details

1. "Libro de Repostería." [30] manuscript pages on wove paper. 8vo, 6 x 4 1/4 inches, stitched from folding and loose sheets; a few leaves coming loose; inscribed "84 Athia[?]" on first page. Among the distinctively Mexican recipes is a "torta de chico zapote" on page [22] featuring the fruit of the sapodilla, known as chicozapote in Mexico; and the "torta de chirimolla" [cherimoya] on page [16].

2. Untitled partial cookbook. [21] manuscript pages on 6 folding sheets of laid paper with watermarks tentatively dated to 1837. 4to, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, unbound. Includes recipes for "Gallinas de chichimeco," "gallinas en chile," "escabeche de Beracruz," and several fish dishes.

3. [20] manuscript pages on 5 folding sheets of laid paper with watermarked tentatively dated to circa 1830. Features savory dishes, less distinctively Mexican than the other two volumes.