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Lasswell, Mary, Mrs. Rasmussen's Book of One-Armed Cookery, George Price, Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946, first edition, 12mo (5.25" x 7.75"), HB in dj, goldenrod cloth boards w/ black embossed titles & decorative endpapers in yellow & black illus dj, VG / G+. Spine extremities slightly frayed, prev owner's inscription to ffep. DJ chipped at extremities & edges, age-darkened, some scarring to spine.

102 pp. Endpapers illustrated in green, black & white by George Price; a few in text decorations.

A serious cookbook interspersed with humorous asides by Lasswell's Mrs. Feeley, Miss Tinkham and Mrs. Rasmussen ("Even if you have to go without beer to buy it, get you a pressure cooker saucepan! They cost nearly ten dollars but they'll save you more'n that on your grocery bill...Get one."). The title refers to the arm that does the cooking while the other holds a beer.

From the flap copy:
"Gone are the days when big or little pigs went to market. What do you care? With the odds and ends you brought home from the chain store and the tasty items Mrs. Rasmussen tipped you off to buy at the Greek's, you're making social history."


    [Book ID # 1910]


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