Up for bid is a 1951 cookbook entitled "The Cook's Handbook by Mary Blake" that was published by the Carnation Company and was signed "Contentedly Yours, Gracie Allen." From what I understand, the George Burns and Gracie Allen show was sponsored by Carnation and their milk, according to Carnation's advertising of the day, came from "contented cows". Hence the "Contentedly Yours" signature. This cookbook measures about 6 1/4" by 9" and has 96 pages. The front and back covers are a little folded and ragged at the bottom and the sides. The pages themselves are in pretty good shape with some creases and foldings at the corners of the pages. No pages are missing .