Lot 268 of 373:
One of 3,000 First Editions of The Joy of Cooking  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$2,280
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
The Joy of Cooking
Author:
Rombauer, Irma
Place:
[St. Louis
Publisher:
A.C. Clayton Printing
Date:
1931]
Description:

Illustrated with silhouettes by Marion Rombauer. Gilt-lettered green pebbled cloth. One of 3,000 copies printed. First Edition.

Food historian Anne Mendelson writes of the first edition, "The Great Depression tightened its grip on a shaken nation in 1931, but not on the resolve of one strong-willed St. Louis woman confronting another sort of wound. Desolated by her husband’s suicide in 1930, she forged her own new purpose in life. She spent more than a year assembling a collection of favorite recipes and sent it forth into the world, at her own expense, with a title that defied grief: The Joy of Cooking."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
1" closed tear to lower front joint; front hinge cracked at copyright page, otherwise very good and remarkably clean and bright.
 
Item number:
297193
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