1953 Modern Family Cook Book, Meta Givens, First Edition, First Printing. Excellent Vintage Condition



1953 Modern Family Cook Book: Like-new condition! New revised edition, previously published in 1942. By Meta Given, of course. Published by J.G Ferguson and Associates, Chicago, 1953. Hard cover book. Extremely comprehensive including sections on “stretching the dollar,” “The Family Hostess’ Creed,” food values, etc. 938 pp. Book is in excellent vintage condition. The top of the spine cover has been dinged (now mended with clear librarian’s tape.) First Edition, First Printing Pages are clean and clear.  Binding is firm.   Back hinge reinforced with clear librarian’s tape.  NO dust jacket.    An excellent example of a cookbook’s getting shelf wear in the kitchen.

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