This is a hardcover cookbook entitled "Woman's Home Companion". It was first written in 1942. This is the 1946 edition which was edited by Dorothy Kirk, Food Editor for Woman's Home Companion.It is in fair to good condition with few stains or markings. The paper jacket has wear and has been taped. There is an inscription on the iside that's dated 1949 but it's not from the author. The binding appears intact. This would be perfect for the new cook or one that's been around for awhile.