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MACLURCAN, Mrs Hannah
- Mrs Maclurcan's cookery book
[An edition of "Mrs Maclurcan's cookery book', 1908]
VMRoT reports Melbourne and London: for E. W. Cole, 1908.
Mrs. Maclurcan's | cookery book
London: George Newnes Ltd; nd
18.0 x 12.5 cm Pp [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii], 1-179, [i] publ ad [1s on binding] Paper with woman fluting piecrust edge on front
GB: LB destroyed *OB
There are 520 numbered recipes followed by menus numbered from 521 to 537. LB and OB date this edition .% Australian editions: Ferguson 12090 cites "Mrs Maclurcan's cookery book. A collection of practical recipes specially suitable for Australia. Written and published by H. Maclurcan.', Townsville: T. Willmett and Son, Printers, 1898. CBCat 33 lists the second edition, published by the author, Townsville, 1898. Ferguson 12091 records the third edition, Melbourne: George Robertson and Co Proprietary Ltd, 1899, and the last edition, the tenth, [1910']. LWel holds a copy of the third edition, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane: George Robertson and Co Proprietary Ltd, 1899. It is unpaginated and contains 891 numbered recipes and other items.% 2553
- The 20th century cookery book
The 20th century | cookery book | a thousand practical recipes | for everyday use | by | Hannah Maclurcan | With a frontispiece
London: R. A. Everett and Co; 1901
18.5 x 12.0 cm Pp [i-viii],  2-439, [i-v] ads [3s 6d on binding] Green cloth with maid carrying tray on front
GB: LB destroyed *LoEN OB
The preface is dated London, October 1900. There are 1,030 numbered recipes, menus and other items, including instructions for "Australian soup', "Pawpaw preserve', "Roast wallaby' and "Prickly pear jelly'.
Testimonials on page i of the advertisements indicate that the first edition was published in Australia. A letter of 16 April 1898 from Lady Lamington, Government House, Brisbane, thanks the author for her copy of the book, and in a letter of 18 June 1900 the Earl of Kilmorey comments, "To many of my friends I have recommended her Australian book, and I am pleased to learn that Mrs Maclurcan is publishing an English version.' The Earl also states that Mrs Maclurcan was once the Proprietress of the Queen's Hotel in Townsville.
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