Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Just Before The Guests Arrive...


The front cover is white with a line drawing in the upper right corner with a woman standing in front of a set table. The title starts on the left near the bottom of the drawing and finished under the drawing. The back cover is blank with the No. 450 in the lower left cover and Litho in the U.S.A. by Karle in the lower right corner. The front end page has a typed signed letter from Ann Adams, Director of Home Service Bureau, silhouette of a table setting, the copyright statement, the International Silver Co. logo, and the previous name of the company: Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. The back end page has Holmes & Edwards Inlaid "Something More than Plate", a black and white photograph of spoons, a description of how they are reinforced, and a diagram of where those points are. Page 3-11 have a decorative outside edge, each different. Each of the various events include: menu; recognized authorities agree?. and the cover (the table setting). There is a page on what to do when unexpected guests arrive, two pages on An Essential Service Include:, and a page with a table on how often various flatware is used.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Karle Litho Co. (Rochester, N.Y.)

Brand Name: International Silver

Publisher: International Silver Co. (Meriden, Conn.)


14 p.

17.8 x 12.4 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Just Before The Guests Arrive…. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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