Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, 1941, 1945, with many additional recipes. Nearly as-if-new condition: Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, the 1941, 1945 De Luxe Edition. This binder edition is from the 1945 sixth printing published by Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa. Three-ring binder edition. Has the “Use this envelope” card stock pocket in the front, for holding extra recipes. The envelop is in great condition, and it is chock full of additional recipes clipped from newspapers and magazines. There are also neatly typed out recipes inserted into the appropriate chapters. The binder cover is completely clean and just the corners are a bit worn. Pages are uniformly tanned, especially at the edges. And, they are all completely clean and clear. Tabs are perfect, even the one for the cookie chapter! (I hope you can tell that from the image.) You will never find a better copy of this 1945 Better Homes!
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