Margene Recipe Book [Cover Title: New Margene Recipes]


York, Brenda (pseudonym for Kathleen Hodgins)

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York, Brenda (pseudonym for Kathleen Hodgins). Margene Recipe Book [Cover Title: New Margene Recipes]. Toronto: Canada Packers Ltd., [1949]. pp. 40. 12 mo. (13 cm x 21.5 cm). Stapled card covers. Profusely illustrated, endpapers are comprised of foil. This is a Canadian cookery book featuring (according to the printer of the book – see Driver) the art of A.J. Casson, member of the iconic Canadian Group of Seven artists. See Driver, #0130.1 (p. 919) for a detailed description of this title. Also a colour illustration of the cover of this book is to be found in the illustrations at the centre of Driver’s book (unpaginated section). Driver gives the publishing date as about 1949. For a biographical note, re: the author, see Driver, p. 918. Driver notes that margarine, a substitute for better, was legalized in Canada at the end of 1948. Very lightly rubbed covers, contents clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+ to near fine. From Driver: “According to Katy Hodgins, the printer of the book was the Toronto firm Sampson-Matthews, and the art director, A.J. Casson (of Group of Seven fame). Casson’s distinctive design incorporated foil leaves at front and back, mimicking Margene’s foil wrapper; on the front face of the binding, part of the image of the block of margarine is cut out, revealing the foil leaf behind.” Stapled Wraps. (#151) $140.00