After finding a cool 1968 cookbook today (Volume 5 of the Ford Times Cookbook Traveler's Guide), I was reminded about how much I love OLD, vintage, weird, and fun cookbooks...
Some of my favorite finds are:
Mountain Makin's in the Smokies from 1957 (it's still in print! : http://www.smokiesstore.org/browse.cf... )
Ocracoke Cookbook (undated -- roughly 1950's -- great seafood recipes) -- there's a version of it apparently still available: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/cook.htm )
Flavor it Florida (1960's from the Miami News -- long defunct) --
Brer Rabbitt's New Orleans Molasses Recipes (undated -- but looks to be mid-century or so) -- lots of recipes that remove all hope of dieting.
Hawaiian and Pacific Foods (mid-century) by Katherine Bazore.... has great info on customs as well as recipes for Samoan, Chinese, Portuguese (!), Korean, Japanese, and Hawaiian foods.
What are yours?