In 1936, the Bobbs-Merrill Company published a cookbook by Irma S. Rombauer, a recently widowed homemaker in St. Louis, Missouri. Now in its eighth edition, "The Joy of Cooking" is considered the quintessential American cookbook. Apron (HX1612) and tea towel (HX1622) feature the 1943 third edition cover. Apron is polycotton twill, 28" long, with back ties and adjustable neck tie. All-cotton tea towel is 18" x 24". Both machine wash, made in USA. Your purchase sends a book to a community in need. Sold separately.