This is an out-of-print cookbook: Carnival of Recipes KINGS TASTE favorite recipes of carnival kings and queens. Recipes collected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of Louisiana. By popular demand, the 10th edition. Copyright 1952 , tenth printing 1971. The book is in excellent condition, the wraps a little rubbed but tight and appears to be unused. Excellent references & recipes in a fine cookbook that reflects the heritage of New Orleans. Here is an original book of Mardi Gras and past "receipt books" from the natives of New Orleans. Includes the history of carnival and the lyrics for "If Ever I Cease to Love". Includes recipes for Fresh Coconut Cake, Tipsy Cake, Adjem Pilaf, Watermelon Preserves, Pear Honey, Okra & Tomatoes, Eggs Sardou, Crab Gumbo and of course New Orleans Pralines and King's Cake as well as much, much more. This cook book is in excellent condition!