As day_tripper (EIDT: and everyone else now) said, just ask. What's the worst that could happen? She says no?
I would almost be worried about the recipes to be honest, and probably would only read them to see how things were done back then. A lot of brewing practices have changed a lot. I have a brewing book with the copyright date of 1978. Reading the book literally made me laugh hysterically, and the recipes in supplied with it would almost considered a joke today.