[Convolute of materials related to the Italian restaurant Lucca, with branches in San Francisco & California].

[Los Angeles; San Francisco, California: Lucca, circa 1938].

Six items in all: 1. Photo album, “Photographs”, bound with cord (18 x 26 cm.), [8] pages. Nine original black & white photographs, mounted to album leaves. The photographs depict the exterior of the San Francisco Lucca’s decked out in its grand opening finery; the bakery with staff; the dining room with full front of house staff (and perhaps the owners?); wedding cakes; two photos making a panoramic view of the kitchen with twenty-seven cooks; the pastry kitchen, with staff; the oven, with baker; a night time photo of the exterior of the restaurant. Sticker to rear, interior album panel, “for duplicates call News Pictures Ltd., 619 Windsor Blvd., Gladstone 3512, Los Angeles. Adhesion mark to front board; 2. [Recipes of Lucca that have pleased 9 million patrons]. [Los Angeles; San Francisco, California: Lucca, 1938]. Booklet, stapled in wrappers (22.5 x 15 cm.), 24 pages. Illustrated. Title from cover; publication date from page 4. Second Edition. An unpaginated issue appeared in 1936, with the subtitle, “that have pleased 7 million patrons”. The booklet presents recipes from the Italian restaurant Lucca, with locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. [OCLC locates one copy of this first edition (Schlesinger), and three copies of a later edition of 31 pages]; 3. Lucca: Old Vintage Wines, Wine List. Tri-fold postcard mailer (10.5 x 14.5 cm.), [6] pages. Illustrated, printed in color. List with California and Italian wines as well as Champagne, and a short list of Cocktails and Aperitifs. A printed slip reading “Champagne Cocktail 50c” is pasted on one panel, and two ink stamps, “Wine or Fruit Punch” and “ABC Beer on Draught”. Some soiling and damp stains; 4. In London They Talk About Lucca’s. Tri-fold postcard mailer (14.5 x 9.5 cm.), [6] pages. Illustrated in color; 5. Greetings from California. Postcard (9 x 14 cm.), [2] pages. Interior photograph of the Los Angeles restaurant; 6. Dine in Italy Tonight at Lucca Restaurant. Matchbook cover, printed in color. Some tape to corners. ~ Overall, very good condition.

Price: $500.00