These would make a fabulous wedding gift. Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking, J.G. Ferguson Publishing, Revised 1969 Editions). Excellent condition books. Book jackets have some wear but will wrap in mylar prior to shipping (for protection). Difficult to find both books together and even more impossible to find with dust jackets. These contain 1665 pages, 2,906 tested recipes. Over 200 text illustrations and 230 halftone and full color illustrations. Also help in planning menus, shopping, serving, calories and special diet needs... literally thousands of tested recipes that your Mom and your Grandmother have made before you. What a wonderful gift this would make. It's a perfect gift for the cook book collector. Hard to part with these books. You will find answers to every cooking question as well as thousands of recipes. No writing, no odors, no stains.