The gorgeous red plaid Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book is in very good condition. While this collectible cookbook has a copyright date of 1981, it is the sixth printing dated 1986. The beautiful red and white checkered plaid covers are iconic in the realm of cookbooks not only because they are aesthetically attractive but also because they are known for their informative and helpful content. This particular book has black and white recipes and instructions along with full-color photo pages. Also, there are multicolored Nutritional Analysis Charts on the backside of all of the thumb-divider section pages except for the Special Helps and Index sections. In the dark blue sections on the backside of each cover there are recipes and other information covering broiling, weights and measures, internal temperature of meat on removal from oven, white sauce, pastry for pie, emergency substitutions, and ingredient equivalents. In addition, this collectible ringbound edition has twenty-one sections plus an Index in the back.
The sections are as follows:
1. Nutrition Analysis
2. Appetizers & Snacks
7. Canning & Freezing
10. Eggs & Cheese
11. Fish & Seafood
15. Rice, Pasta, & Cereal
16. Salads & Salad Dressings
17. Sauces & Relishes
18. Soups & Stews
20. Special Helps
Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual.
Since pages 104 and 105 were stuck together, they have some small tears and/or distress on their surfaces but the majority of the information is still very discernible. Even though, there are some distress and wear on some of the pages in this cookbook such as a binder hole being torn-out and a small tear on the bottom of the back page, overall the pages are in very nice condition especially considering that they are removable. Also, the upper halves of the pages in the first two sections along with the bottom halves of the pages in the last two back sections and some of the thumb dividers have some slight wrinkles and/or waves. On the pages, this is most likely due to touching the edges with damp fingers. Hence, there are some very light water stain-like lines and/or discolored areas - mainly on the exterior of some of the pages. Other than this, there are no breaks, missing sections, or repair places on this gorgeous red plaid Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on and inside this collectible cookbook - mainly in the form of slight distress and/or discolorations. Also, after turning over every page, it appears that all of the pages are with this book.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous red plaid Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book are many. The collectibles shelf or kitchen display would be enhanced by the addition of this iconic red plaid ringbound edition cookbook. Also, the open countertop or bread rack would welcome this gorgeous Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book for its fresh and vibrant color palette along with its informative and helpful content. In addition, the growing collection of old books and/or cookbooks would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this aesthetically attractive white and red plaid binder-style cookbook.
The collector will appreciate this incredibly gorgeous Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book for its very good condition, iconic red plaid covers, informative and helpful content, full color photos, nutritional analysis charts, and aesthetically attractive overall appearance.
The gorgeous red plaid Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book weighs approximately 43 oz.
The collectible hardback ringbound edition Better Home and Gardens cookbook measures approximately 10" tall x 8 9/16" wide x 2 1/8" thick.
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Vintage Ringbound Cookbook New Cook Book Better Homes & Gardens 1981 Copyright 1986 Sixth Printing Recipe Instructions Home Decor Red
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