Vintage Novelty Cookbooks

Vintage–and occasionally–antique novelty cookbooks. That is, old cookbooks based on jokes, cultural stereotypes, cartoons.  Or cookbooks aimed at one gender, usually male, sometimes gay.  Or cookbooks with unusual shapes or sizes.  Or cookbooks with unusual leather or wooden covers.  Or cookbooks especially emblematic of their times.  These cookbooks can make excellent gifts.  But be sure you know the person you are gifting well! 

Right now, we have Green Beret Gourmet: A Cookbook for Advisors, 1983; Pot of Gold: Prize-Winning Recipes, 1953, First Edition, First Printing; Selected High Altitude Recipes: Tested in the Solitaire Kitchen, 1937, 1947; Helen Gurley Brown’s Single Girl’s Cookbook, 1969; Barbeque’n with Bobby: Righteous, Down-Home Barbeque Recipes by Bobby Seale; Tired Wolf and the Recipes He Pursued, 1985, Gordon R. Nelson; Eat It: A Cookbook by Dana Crumb, Art by R. Crumb, 1972; Miner 49er Cookbook, Robert Stahl, First Edition with Gold Region of California Map, 1970; Tumbleweed Gourmet: Cooking with Wild Southwestern Plants, 1987; Great Dandelion Cookbook, 1997; Cookbook for Lovers, 1970; Inter Courses: Aphrodisiac Cookbook; Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, 1932 – 1982 50th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook; Have Cookbook Will Marry by Ruth Chier Rosen, 1957; Big Boy Barbecue Book, Tested Recipe Institute, 1956, 1963; Rambling Into Romantic Candy Antiquity, Constantine G. Pulakos, 1965, 1967; Cyrano de Casserole: Nosegay of Fragrant Casserole Recipes, 1955, Ruth Chier Rosen; Ancestral Recipes of Shen Mei Lon, 1954, Ruth Chier Rosen; Fabulous Fondues, Peter Pauper Press Book, 1970; Husband’s Cookbook, Mike McGrady, 1979.