Louis Diat's Home Cook Book French Cooking for Americans by the author of "Cooking A La Ritz", J.B. Lippincott Co., First Edition 1946 (as stated), Foreword by Monty Woolley, 309 pages, more than 600 recipes. The hardback book is in excellent condition and has green washable cloth boards. The dust jacket shows some wear & reflects the original $2.50 price. I will wrap in mylar on request. World famous chef shares his own recipes that he uses at home & came straight from his French mother.