Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cook Book First Edition! Ring binder or notebook edition. 455 pages. Published by McGraw Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, with the 1961 copyright held by General Mills, Inc. This cookbook is in excellent condition. It is missing the first two pages, the title page and the introduction. (If you didn’t know they should be there, you wouldn’t know they are missing.) The cover has some very slight shelf wear, but is very clean and bright. The spine hinges have been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape. Inside, the cookbook is nearly perfect. The pages are all completely clean and clear. Ring binding is tight. The tabbed dividers are nearly perfect.
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