New American Cook Book, 1942



New American Cook Book, 1942. printing of the famous cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace of the Ballard School, New York City. This printing was published by Books, Inc., New York, and distributed by American Stores Company, with an introduction by Elsie Carol, Director of the Home Services Bureau. Hard cover, 930 pages. Thumb indexed. This copy has its (tattered) original dust jacket. Navy blue linen-covered boards are in excellent condition. The binding is in fine shape and the pages are all clean, . even the cake and cookie pages are clean. (Those are the first pages I check.) At some point, the bottom third of the book was wet, and the bottom third of most of the pages are wavy. The New American Cook Book is the only cookbook I know of to have frogs’ legs specifically mentioned in the table of contents!

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