What a remarkable book! It looks like it was never used. I am guessing it was a wedding gift that was kept for sentimental reasons. The other cookbooks were more of a spicy palate than what was in this book. The book has a wide range of topics. There are 27 green thumb indexes.The book has a white on white floral design on the front and back cover. The spine has gold on white.The page edges have a spackle effect in the same color as the thumb indexes. There are 2 signs the book was looked at. There is an old recipe card that was used as a bookmark. On the table of contents first page the facing it is slightly pulled away from the backing. A piece of tape could be used to close the small gap. Otherwise the book looks great.There are no marks or folds.