Pre-1960 (55 years old or older)

Rare and vintage pre-1960 cookbooks. Fifty-five years old or older. Mostly hardbacks. This category will list all pre-1960 cookbooks with the exceptions of various editions of Joy of Cooking and the Boston Cooking School Cookbook (The Fannie Farmer Cookbook), which appear in the General Purpose category with the publication date in parenthesis.

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James Beard's Treasury of Outdoor Cooking

by James Beard, Ridge Press-Golden Press, 1960. First edition. Out of print. Classic outdoor cooking compendium from "The Dean of American Cooking."...


Japanese Cookbook (1949)

by Dr. Aya Kagawa, Japan Travel Bureau, 1949. Tourist Library 11. Small hard cover, no DJ, 162 pages. Green/gilt cloth hardback with paper color...


La Cucina - The Complete Italian Cookbook

by Rose L. Sorce, Twayne Publishing, hard-to-find 1953 first edition with elusive original DJ with a black and white drawing of a chef putting pasta...


Lüchow’s German Cookbook - Rare Inscription by author (1952)

by Leonard Jan Mitchell, Doubleday, first printing, 1952. Inscribed by author on the front dedication page. Color drawings of the restaurant in full...


Maura Laverty's Cookbook - Irish Cookery - 1947

by Maura Laverty, Longmans, Green and Co. Hard to find in ths country. First edition of the Irish novelist, playright and radio and TV soap opera...


Metropolitan Cook Book (1920s)

by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, no published date, but cover drawings depicts woman with bobbed hair, so circa 1925. Paperback, stapled...


Mrs. Appleyard's Kitchen (1974 out of print reprint)

by Louise Andrews Kent, Keats Publishing, 1974 reprint of 1942 classic. Out of print. Charming if old-fashioned book that mixes the fictional account...

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Operation Vittles - Favorite Receipts from The Navy (1955)

by the Hawaiian Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society, Mrs. William G. Tomlinson, ed., circa 1955. Glossy paper covers, comb binding. Nice design with...


Paris Bistro Cookery (1948)

By Alexander Watt, Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. Near rare. An informing, historically significant and incredibly hard to find jewel. The book was written,...


Paris is a Nice Dish -- Its Recipes and Restaurants (1952)

by Osborne Putnam Stearns, Henry Regency Co., first printing, 1952. A nostalgic delight. Hardback with illustrated black cover and wraparound, 169...