I love vintage cookbooks and I bought a set saturday at a yardsale. But when I looked closer noticed the back cover of one of them and the corners were burnt off. I asked the lady if it was a bad cooking experience that happened. And she said "No, it was my EX-husband. Apparently he told her the books were junk and he threw them in a fire. She rescued them but the "Desserts" volume got a little burnt. She did emphasize EX. I still like them and they do have some good recipes. But when was the last time Bing Crosby had a Christmas show?