The Joy of Cooking A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat
1931·St. Louis, Mo.
by Rombauer, Irma S.
St. Louis, Mo.: Rombauer/A.C. Clayton Printing Co., 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Original pebbled blue boards. Very good. 395 pages. 20 x 14 cm. After the suicide of her husband in 1930, during the first years of the Great Depression, Irma Rombauer, a St. Louis host and housewife, cobbled together a cookbook, illustrated by her daughter Marion. Since that original edition, the book has become one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. Crisp interior, binding cracked but holding.
(Inventory #: 1752)
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