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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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 Beeton's Cookery & Household Management (revised 1960 ed.)

by Isabella Beeton, revised and updated by editor-contributors assigned by the publisher, Ward, Lock Ltd., London, 1970 printing of 1960 revised...


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...


Philadelphia Cook Book (1886)

by Mrs. S.T. (Sarah Tyson) Rorer, Arnold and Co., scarce apparent first edition of this historic title, 1886 with no other later date. Hardback, no...


Philadelphia Inquirer Fall and Winter Dinners Supplement (1936)

by Mrs. Anna B. Scott, hard-to-find Depression-era cooking supplement to The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 15, 1936. Softcover wrappers, 6 by 8...


Recipes from Old Virginia (1952)

compiled by The Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, Dietz Press, fourth 1952 printing of the 1948 publication. Not revised. Hard covers,...