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Rare, stunning Art Deco cookbook package by the Martha Stewart of her day:

Delightful Dinners
by Ida Bailey Allen
1930, Gordon Volland / The Buzza Company, Minneapolis,
This amazing little cookbook with the painterly cover and red silk hanging cord comes contained in a matching box. 56 pages, all with lovely art deco border in blue and charming typography.
Box 8.25" x 7.75"
Book 8" x 7"

As the title page says:
Up to Date, Dainty and Delectable, by the International Food Authority and Author of "Mrs Allen on Cooking Menus, Service," Vital Vegetables" and "Your Food and You." Founder of the National Radio Home-Maker's Club —

Ida Bailey Allen was the radio queen of jazz-age happy homemaking, and this little book has dinners organized by the week and the season, with grand and simple recipes and helpful hints on creating that delightful dinner for your guests. The cover is by the artist Carrie Dudley, a vivid and quite artistic scene of a harlequin and hostess in rich blues, pinks, greens and yellows.

The book looks virtually untouched, in excellent condition with no stains or rips or tears. The box is in very poor condition, but it's very rare to find the box at all. Would make a marvelous gift for newlyweds.

due to the rarity of this one (and the fragility of the box), it ships priority mail. we wouldn't want anything to happen to it!

Rare vintage boxed book. Art Deco cookbook. Delightful Dinners, Ida Bailey Allen. 1930. Boxed cookbook. Gorgeous


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: paper, type, lettering, ink illustrations, engraving, box, color, recipes
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 33 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people