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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The "Settlement" Cook Book 1903 (Facsimile)

by Mrs. Simon Kander and Mrs. Henry Schoenfeld, Gramercy, first edition, 1987 reprint of original 1903 publication. Subtitled "The Way to a Man's...


The Baptist Cook Book (Vevay, IN) circa 1907

compiled by The Ladies' Aid Society, First Baptist Church (now Switzerland Baptist Church), Vevay, IN, circa 1907, 188 pages. Rare. Because the...


The Complete Book of Outdoor Cookery (1955)

by Helen Evans Brown and James A. Beard, Doubleday, 1955. Hardback with DJ. Brown, the author of the landmark Helen Brown's West Coast Cook Book from...


The Congressional Club Cook Book (1948)

by the Congressional Club, first printing of the 1948 third edition. Hardback, blue and grey cloth covers, no DJ, 447 pages plus ads in back. A...


The Dharma Bums (hardback w/ DJ 1958)

by Jack Kerouac, Viking Press, New York, 1958. Second state First Edition with corrected publication date. Hardcover with dust jacket, 244 pages....


The Gayelord Hauser Cookbook

by Gayelord Hauser, Faber & Faber, 1955. Hardback with DJ, 335 pages. Hauser was a nutritonist of some note and an early champion of eating...


The International Cook Book (1929)

Margaret Weimer Haywood, probably self-published, 1929. Hardback, green covers, title in gold ink, no DJ (as issued). Title page contains this...


The Main Line Cook Book (1950)

by Ethel W. Stokes and Mary H. Huber, Abelard Press, first edition, 1950. Hardback, tan covers, gold print, no DJ, 227 pages. Subtitled "The World's...

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The Modern Family Cook Book (Meta Given) w/ elusive Jacket

by Meta Given, Ferguson & Assoc. 1953 revised edition of the 1942 publication. Hardback, with hard to find color photo DJ w/drawing of a (live)...


The Omelette Book

by Narcissa Chamberlain, Knopf, 1968 sixth printing of the 1956 classic. Hardcover with original pictorial DJ, 175 pages. This delightful compendium...