Lot 45 of 373:
Los Angeles Cookbook, 1904  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,020
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Queen Esther Cook Book
Author:
Queen Esther Circle of the Boyle Heights Methodist Episcopal Church
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Commercial Printing House
Date:
1904
Description:

192 pp. Illustrated with numerous ads for local businesses. Half cloth & flexible boards. First Edition.

In 1898, the Queen Esther Society was formed by the Women's Home Missionary Society in order to train future leaders. Circles popped up across the nation, and one found an early home in Los Angeles. Recipes prove that California cuisine had not yet found its footing: Kentucky squirrel soup, dried beef gravy, English meat chops, etc.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Faint stains to front cover; creasing to upper corners of pages, else very good.
 
Item number:
297166
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