The green cookbook has kept its original spine with new linen underneath. It’s hinged with linen as well. The book’s round was easy to reform after the paper, cheesecloth and dry glue was lifted.
This cookbook was a little unusual, the owner was neat. The pages had wear but no food ingredients were stuck to the pages. In other cookbooks you see the physical evidence of a cook’s carelessness bookmarking their favorite recipes. Most of these will fall open easily to the brownies page!