Better Homes Gardens Cook Book, 1947: Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book published by the Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa. Five-ring binder. Tab indexed. Spine cover was mended with clear librarian’s tap. Cover is in excellent condition. The cook was remarkably tidy. All the pages are completely clean and clear. I don’t think this cookbook was ever actually used. I bet she just kept it on her shelf and actually used her Betty Crocker! Even the tabs are in perfect shape.
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