May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 281

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Recipe Book, Italian Manuscript on Paper, 1850s.

Octavo-format manuscript on lined wove paper, consisting of approximately 133 numbered pages from one side, and a selection of menus occupying ten leaves titled, Pranzi Scelti Fatti da Fra[te] Zamparini Domenicano, or Selected Lunches Made by Dominican Friar Zamparini; the longer section with the names Enrico Conti & Bongini Natale and the date 1852 on the first leaf; bound in contemporary half parchment with marbled paper boards, 5 x 3 3/4 in.

Recipes in this compendium include sweet and savory dishes, zabaglione, pasta, frittata, fried potatoes and more. The Dominican menus all consist of at least eight courses and record the date on which they were served. Most only mention the month and day, however, one is dated 1843.