I have that cookbook on my shelf. Just checked - it's the 6th printing, 1973. I had been working in a new office just a month or two before Himself and I got married in 1974. The BH&G cookbook was my office wedding gift! Didn't expect anything from my new co-workers, so I think of them fondly each time I use it.
Riddle: How many cook books do you need? Answer: as many as you have go-to recipes! Seems like I have one favorite recipe out of each of my books.