I found a first edition cookbook from 1948!
It's a thing of beauty and a piece of history. It's (and please forgive the language, keep in mind it was acceptable in 1948) A Date With A Dish: A Cookbook Of American Negro Recipes by Freda De Knight. The author was the first African American food editor. And it was the first non regional cookbook by and for African Americans. I can hardly wait to cook from it! I'm going to find a plastic jacket for it as we cannot afford to replace if it was ruined. We got it for a quarter of the lowest price for it on Amazon. We even for it for store credit from the books we turned in that we had no intention of reading. No, I'm not African American but do I have to be to appreciate this book? Squee! I just had to brag. I'm so proud! It's going on the shelf in a place of honor right beside my Amy Vanderbuilt cookbook.