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Sunset Easy Basics for Good Cooking, First Edition, 1982

$130.00 $67.75


Sunset Easy Basics for Good Cooking, published by the Lane Publishing Co., Menlo Park, California, 1982. Stated first edition, second printing. Written by Janet Johnson Nix and Elaine R. Woodard and the staff of Sunset Books. Soft cover, large format, wire comb binding. 192 pages. This cookbook is VERY difficult to find; my guess is that–since it has a soft cover– it fell apart easily. But, since it is a seriously good cook book, people want to replace their copies. This first edition copy is in mint condition! The cover has rounded edges, but the pages are perfect! (Marked down from $130.00.)

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