World Wide Cook Book, Menus and Recipes of 72 Nations, 1939, Pearl V. Metzelthin: 681 page cookbook by a major 1930s an, d 40s entertainment personality, Pearl Metzelthin, and published by Julian Messner, Inc. New York. Large, heavy volume with black linen covered boards. Heavy paper pages are uniformly tanned, otherwise all pages are clean and clear. Hinges are perfect. Cover is in excellent antique condition, with some shelf wear, especially on the corners and at the top and bottom of the spine cover. Binding is firm. Cookbook is in excellent antique condition.
Metzelthin provides an elaborate menu for each country and/or region she covers, then gives the recipes that a cook needs to duplicate the menu. The countries and regions she covers include the British Isles, Scandinavian Countries, Central Europe, the North Sea, the Latin Countries, the Balkans, the Near East, the Far East, the countries along the Indian Ocean, along the Pacific, the “Dark Continent,” The United States Territories, North America, Central America, South America, and the West Indian Islands. The book also includes a bibliography and a purchasing guide.