Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1953. Second Edition. SIGNED by the author. 4to. 182pp. Index. Illustrations by Hernando Villa. Orange cloth with black lettering to spine in publisher's printed acetate dustjacket. previous owner inscription; previous owner bookplate. Near fine in very good dustjacket (tape repair to rear jacket; short tears to upper front & rear edges; some rubbing to printing on front cover). Item #20937
"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." 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).