Early California Hospitality. The Cookery Customs of Spanish California, with authentic recipes and menus of the period.

Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1938.

Octavo, 182 pages. Frontispiece, two additional text illustrations. Index. First edition. 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." The author was a 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. Packman also served as secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California. Original orange cloth. Light wear to spine ends, soil to portion of bottom edge of front cover, faint offset to preliminary and end pages from flaps of no-longer-present dust jacket, overall near very good. [Clark and Brunet II:202; Howell 50:683].

Price: $225.00