The Joy of Cooking. A compilation of reliable recipes with a casual culinary chat. By Irma S. Rombauer. Illustrations by Marion Rombauer Becker. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1936. 4th printing. Large 8vo. 628pp., charming b/w chapter headpieces, index. Pale yellow cloth w/ a navy blue cross-hatch pattern, covers lightly rubbed, coffee stain to lower right hand corner of block and bottom edge, however not affecting text, else generally tight, no writing present, Good. This 4th printing is presumed to have been limited to 10,000 copies.