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LAWSON, Helen N.   


The author is identified only by her initials in the first four editions of "The "A 1" cookery book'.

  • The "A 1" cookery book
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. The | "A 1" cookery book. | Containing | everything essential for those who | wish to have plain food daintily | prepared, | and | written in the simplest possible manner to help | the inexperienced. | By | H. N. L.
      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co; 1901
      19.5 x 13.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii-xii, 1-147 [148], [i-xvi] blank, [149] 150-159 index, [i-iii] ads   Green cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll  
      US:   NN  

    • 2. — [Title as first edition] | Second edition.
      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co; 1901
      19.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ad, [i-iii] iv [v-vii] viii-xvi, 1-160, [i-xvi] blank, [161] 162-172, [i-iii] ads   Green cloth  
      GB:   LWel   *LoEN   OB  

      There were two editions in 1901.% 2441

    • 3. — [Another edition, 1905]

      CBCat 11/76 cites a 174-page edition dated 1905.% 2442

    • 4. — [Title as first edition] | Fourth edition.
      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co; 1907
      19.5 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xvi, 1-174   [1s on binding]  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

    • 5. — The "A1" | cookery book | containing | everything essential for | those who wish to have plain food | daintily prepared | by | Helen N. Lawson
      London: Simpkin Marshall Ltd; [1934]
      19.5 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-xv [xvi], [1] 2-192   Beige cloth  
      GB:   *LB   OB  
      US:   NN  

      "New and revised edition published MCMXXXIV' is printed on the verso of the title-page.% 2444

    • 6. — The "A.1" | cookery book | containing | everything essential for | those who wish to have plain food | daintily prepared | by | Helen N. Lawson
      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son Ltd; [1946]
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xviii, 1-198   Light brown cloth  
      GB:   LB missing   *LCS   OB  

      "Fifth revised edition published 1946' is printed on the verso of the title-page. In the preface to the fifth edition, which is signed "Helen Lawson. Donnington, Sussex. 1946.', the author says, "The first edition of the ""A 1' cookery book" was published just after the conclusion of the South African War (1902)... we have retained most of the original recipes and have not enlarged the book by the inclusion of a number of items belonging to the period of scarcity.' (The first edition is, in fact, dated 1901, not 1902.)% 2445

    • 7. — [Another edition, [fifth revised, 1947]]
      US:   NN  

      NUCat lists [fifth revised edition], London: C. Lockwood, [1947], pages xviii, 198.% 2446


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