So glad to know I'm not the only cookbook collecter/keeper. It was given to me along with many other dusty old books that was no longer wanted. It was the best surprise ever!! My book is dated 1951. I am very careful when using it. Last year I looked for certain recipes, but could not find them anywhere except in my Joy of Cooking book. So I made different candies & cookies from the book. If anyone needs a recipe, I'm glad to help if I can.