Modern Family Cook Book, 1961, Meta Givens, Revised Edition, Stated First Printing. Absolutely MINT!



Modern Family Cook Book, 1961: Like-new condition! New revised edition, first 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 a stated first printing in as-if-new condition. Pages are clean and clear.  Binding is firm.   Hinges are perfect. No shelf wear on the cover.

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