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Journal of No. 118

March 17th, 2014

The Joy of Cooking @ 06:46 pm

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I've beed idly drooling over the latest rare book auction catalog from Heritage. I was dumbfounded by the image on the cover of the First Edition of the Joy of Cooking (1931).

Go on, guess. Guess what's on the cover.

What!?! A haloed maiden with a pole-arm attacks a giant iguana.

Many thanks to the Book Patrol for providing some context: "St. Martha of Bethany, the patron saint of cooking, taking up a mop to fend off the dragon Tarasque."
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Date:March 18th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Well, now I know what I'm running at Maxicon this year.
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Date:March 18th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
OK, but I get to be the giant iguana.

Journal of No. 118