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 features the 1943 third edition cover. Polycotton twill, 28" long, with back ties and adjustable neck tie. Machine wash, made in USA. Your purchase sends a book to a community in need.