Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, 1941, 1943. Excellent Vintage Condition: Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, the 1941, 1943 De Luxe Edition. This binder edition is from the 1943 fourth printing published by Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa. Three-ring binder edition. Binder cover is completely clean, with minor shelf wear. The front hinge is reinforced with clear librarian’s tape. Bottom corners are ever-so-slightly bumped. Inside the cover pages are clean. Pages are uniformly tanned, especially at the edges. And, they are all completely clean and clear. Tabs are in good shape, with some slight bends, even the one for the cookie chapter! (I hope you can tell that from the image.) The wartime supplement is eight pages on coping with cooking during the World War II war effort. Excellent copy. Gift quality.
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