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    Sale 2324 | Lot 402
    Price Realized: $3,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2324 Lot 402

      (MEXICO--COOKERY.) Manual del Cocinero y Cocinera. 11 lithographic plates, 2 of them hand-colored. 16mo, contemporary 1/4 calf, moderate wear; minor dampstaining and foxing. Puebla: José María Macías, 1849

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      first edition (not reprinted until 1992). Believed to be only the second cookbook published in Mexico outside the capital. Some items are distinctly Mexican, including several mole recipes from pages 190 to 196. Many of the other recipes originated in the Madrid periodical La Risa, and the preface was by Spanish novelist Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco, who also apparently wrote the conclusion under the pseudonym Abundio Estofado. While a portion of the illustrations and text are humorous, this was a serious cookbook. Cagle, Matter of Taste 1201 (calls for only 8 plates).

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,000