Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, 1978, First Edition, First Printing, Cook’s Copy: This cookbook is a first edition, first printing copy of the 1978 Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. Hard back with traditional binding–not the metal comb binding. It has a minor amount of shelf wear on the cover, mainly bumped corners and a scrap along the edge of the spine cover. The major problem with the cookbook, though: some idiot wrote–in ink!–recipe names and page numbers on the top of the cover. The rest of the cookbook is in as-if-new condition. Hinges are perfect, binding is sound, pages are clean and clear.