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104 Prize Radio Recipes, 1926, Ida Bailey Allen. First Edition, First Printing. National Radio Home-Maker’s Club.

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104 Prize Radio Recipes, 1926, Ida Bailey Allen. First Edition, First Printing. National Radio Home-Maker’s Club.  Think of Ida Bailey Allen as the 1920s Martha Stewart.  The radio show that she created and produced–and sold spot advertising for–was a one-hour show which expanded to two hours in its second year.  See the entry in Wikipedia for details about her long and varied career, here:    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Bailey_Allen.

104 Prize Radio Recipes (or One Hundred Four Prize Radio Recipes with Twenty-Four Radio Home-Makers Talks)  is basically her scripts from 24 of her radio programs.  She first, in a very conversational style, would talk to her homemakers about a given topic, like “Sunshine Foods” about the foods that supply certain vitamins, then would provide recipes fitting the topic.  It is a small book, at 6 1/2″ high by 4″ wide, with 123 pages.  It has an elaborately embossed cover with a black on blue linen pattern.  The illustrations are by E. M. Stevenson.  The book was published by J. H. Sears & Company, Inc., Publishers, New York.  This copy was printed in 1926.  It is in nearly mint condition.  The corners of the cover are slightly bumped, but the cover is otherwise perfect.  The hinges are perfect.  The binding is sound.  The pages are clean and clear.

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