Betty Crocker’s Cookbook Sears Happy Holiday Edition in Nearly As-If-New Condition, 1972: The famous “red pie” version of the Betty Crocker Cookbook, originally published in 1969, was published in 1972 as the Sears edition. Published by Golden Press, New York, a division of Western Publishing Company, Inc. It has a 14-page insert bound into the book at the very front with illustrated Christmas recipes. The entire book is 480 pages, plus the insert. This copy is in nearly mint condition. The corners of the hard back cover are slightly rounded. Cover has some shelf wear, and the corners have scraped. Spine cover is worn at the top and base, and it has lost a 1/2″ square off the top. Both hinges are perfect. All pages are clean and clear. Wonderful copy. Would make a terrific gift.
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