Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1938. First edition. 4to. 182pp. Illustrations by Hernando Villa. Orange cloth with black lettering to spine in scarce pictorial dustjacket. Minor wear to lower corners else fine in very good dustjacket (chips along upper edge; cover separated along front joint & flap; darkening to spine). Item #19355
One of 1,019 copies. "The first and only authentic record of Spanish California cookery, revealing many secret recipes and menus of the period handed down through five generations by the author's illustrious Spanish ancestors who first trod the soil of California with Padre Junipero Serra." - Dustjacket. The author was direct descendant of Juan Francisco Reyes, an early alcalde of Los Angeles, and Maximo Alaniz, the founder of the Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires. (Clark and Brunet 177; Howell 50:683).