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(Italian - Los Angeles) Cusimano, Jack. Economical Italian Cook Book, containing many new and delicious receipts and designed especially to meet the present high cost of living.

53 pp. Illustrated with 2 chromolithograph plates of pasta, and frontis. port. of the young author. Brown cloth lettered in black. First Edition. Los Angeles: Jack Cusimano, 1917.

One of the earliest Italian-American cookbooks, and the first to be printed in California. With recipes using pasta, squash, beans, sheep head, peppers, etc. , including a chapter on Italian soup for invalids (!). Extremely scarce with the two chromolithograph plates, which were usually removed and framed, and in hardcover. Very good condition. Glozer 76. 

 

JULY 2019




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