Three Editions of Ball Blue Book Edition 1943, 1960, 1974 by Ball Brothers Company

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Discover the timeless art of food preservation with this collection of three Ball Blue Book of Preserving editions by the Ball Brothers Company. Spanning 1943, 1960, and 1974, these books have been a staple in the American kitchen for preserving fresh-tasting food.

Each edition offers a wealth of knowledge on canning, home-preservation techniques, and various recipes to enjoy throughout the year. While we encourage the enjoyment of these classic recipes, we recommend consulting the USDA for current canning guidelines.


  • Author: Ball Brothers Company
  • Editions: 1943, 1960, 1974 
  • Format: Paperback
  • Page Count: 56, 64, 112, pages
  • Dimensions: approximately 8x6x1 inches 
  • Condition: signed by a previous owner, canning stains and wear on covers; recipes are legible.

    Preserving History:

    These editions of the Ball Blue Book of Preserving are more than just cookbooks; they're a journey through the history of American home preservation. Each page offers a glimpse into the culinary practices of past decades, making them a valuable addition to your vintage cookbook collection or home library.


    These vintage books have been previously loved and show signs of wear typical for their age, including minor stains and cover wear. Please refer to the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need additional photos, please feel free to ask.

    Our Process

    We source from local estate sales in the Great Lakes Bay Region, only purchasing the highest quality books.

    After photos are shot, the book is immediately placed in a clear self-sealed bag, stored in a climate-controlled room for protection until you purchase.

    When shipping, your book is double-bagged using kraft bubble mailer's for protection.

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