Book is in very good condition but does show age and use. There is cover wear, especially to the edges and spine. Some of the pages have stains and there are some stains visible when the book is closed. Some recipes have checkmarks next to them and some page numbers are circled.
This is clearly a well used cookbook.
In addition, there is a large written inscription inside the front cover (red marker was used). It reads:
"CJL Community Action Chairman
1986-1987 Board Member
Ruthie - Wishing you much happiness and joy during 1987. Many personal thanks for your hard work and support. Your friend, Jocelyn."
Note: I did some research and Jocelyn Dienst was president of the Charlotte NC Junior League from 1986-87. This was apparently given by her to someone in appreciation of their support.
Publisher: The Junior League of Washington DC
Date: 1983, First Printing