Sophie’s Cook Book, 1951, Sophie Gwerder, Oakland, California: Rare, difficult-to-find cookbook from a restaurant run by Sophie Gwerder in Oakland, California in the 1940s and 1950s. In her Introduction, Sophie says she opened her first restaurant in 1936 in Irvington, California. I assume the Oakland restaurant was named Sophie’s, but she doesn’t actually say that. Heavy paper cover that is slightly darkened and that has some very slight shelf wear. Plastic comb binding in perfect condition. 65 pages. All of the pages are clear and clean, although they are slightly tanned at the edges. Recipes for every course, plus highball and cocktail recipes AND recipes for the morning after! As fair as I know, this is the only copy of Sophie’s Cook Book on the Internet.