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MAITLAND, Miss Agnes Catherine   12 April 1849-1906


After Miss Maitland's long stint as Examiner to The Northern Union of Training Schools of Cookery she became the second Principal of Somerville College, Oxford. Her entry in "Somerville College register", 1956 (quoted on page 101 of Margaret E. Scott's "The history of F. L. Calder College of Domestic Science 1875-1965", Liverpool: 1967), gives her birth and death dates and other biographical information and lists her various publications.

  • The afternoon tea book
  • Subjects: meals, tea,

    • 1. The | afternoon tea book. | How to make tea, coffee, chocolate, | cakes, scones, rolls, sandwiches, | cooling drinks, and ices. | By | Agnes C. Maitland, | author of "The Rudiments of Cookery,' "The Cookery Primer,' | and | Manager of the Liverpool School of Cookery Exhibit and | Tea-room, Liverpool International Exhibition.
      London: John Hogg; 1887
      15.0 x 11.0 cm   Pp [iii-vi] vii-x, 11-124, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s on binding]   Brown paper covered boards  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

      All pages, including the title-page, are printed in brown ink. There are 145 numbered recipes.

    • 2. — The | afternoon tea book. | How to make tea, coffee, chocolate, | cakes, scones, rolls, sandwiches, | cooling drinks, and ices. | By | Agnes C. Maitland, | author of "What Shall We Have for Breakfast'' | "The Cookery Primer,' etc. | Respectfully dedicated | to | H.R.H. the Duchess of Albany, | patroness of the | Northern Union of Schools of Cookery. | Third edition # (fourteenth thousand).
      London: John Hogg; nd
      15.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-vi] vii-x, 11-124, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s on p i of publ ads]   Rebound  
      GB:   *LB  

      All pages are printed in brown ink. LB dates this edition [1905].
      NIC(HA) cites the third edition but does not indicate if its copy is also the fourteenth thousand.% 2574

    • 3. — The | afternoon tea book | how to make tea, coffee, chocolate, | cakes, scones, rolls, sandwiches, | cooling drinks, and ices | by | Agnes C. Maitland | author of "What Shall We Have for Breakfast'' | "The Cookery Primer,' etc. | Respectfully dedicated | to | H.R.H. the Duchess of Albany | patroness of the | Northern Union of Schools of Cookery | Fourth edition (seventeenth thousand) | revised and enlarged by ) Helen Edden, M.C.A. | With special chapters on baking cakes | in gas ovens and sweet-making, etc.
      London: John Hogg; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-x, 11-134, [i-v] publ ads   [1s on binding]   Grey cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LB   LWel   LoEN   OB  
      US:   MU   PPL  

      All pages are printed in brown ink. This edition has 164 numbered recipes. The private collector's copy is inscribed June 1912. OB dates its copy, acquired in 1912, [1912]; LB dates its copy [1915]. (For books by Helen Edden see under her name.)% 2575

  • The cookery primer
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. The | cookery primer. | For school and home use. | A careful collection of recipes for | very cheap wholesome dishes fit for | hard-working thrifty people, with | a variety of hints for hard times. | By | Agnes C. Maitland, | author of "Rudiments of Cookery," and Examiner to the Northern | Union of Schools of Cookery.
      London: John Hogg; nd
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [3-5] 6-158   [1s on binding]   Brown cloth  
      GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  

      In the introduction the author repeats some observations which she recently published in "London society' on the place and power of cookery lessons in the education of girls. She gives "Hints for hard times' on pages 16-25 followed by 121 numbered recipes. LB, LoEN and OB date the book [1888].
      The LB copy has a section of publisher's advertisements. The pagination runs ...158, [1-2] 3-32 publ ads.

  • The rudiments of cookery
  • Subjects: education, schools,

    • 1. The | rudiments of cookery | with some account of | food and its uses | a manual for use in schools and homes | by | A. C. M. | Examiner to the Northern Union of Training Schools for Cookery | Dedicated, by permission, to the | Countess of Derby
      Liverpool: Adam Holden; [London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co]; nd
      14.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-58   Blue paper with fleur-de-lis border on front  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      The author is identified only by her initials in this book, probably her first, which LB and OB date [1883]. The text on pages 5-51 is in the form of question and answer. Recipes are on pages 52-58. The London publisher is cited on the binding.

    • 2. — The | rudiments of cookery | with some account of | food and its uses | a manual for use in schools and homes | by | A. C. M. | Examiner to the Northern Union of Training | Schools for Cookery | Dedicated, by permission, to the | Countess of Derby. | Thirtieth thousand.
      Liverpool: Edward Howell; London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co; 1904
      14.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-63   Paper  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

  • What shall we have for breakfast?
  • Subjects: meals, breakfast,

    • 1. What shall we have | for breakfast? | Or, | everybody's breakfast book. | By | Agnes C. Maitland, | author of "The Afternoon Tea Book,' "The Cookery Primer,' | "The Rudiments of Cookery,' etc.
      London: John Hogg; 1889
      14.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-ii] iii-viii, 9-120, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s on binding]   Yellow paper covered boards  
      GB:   *LB   OB  

      All the pages are printed in brown ink. The preface is dated March 1889. There are 181 numbered recipes for breakfast dishes, including instructions for curing hams and spicing beef.

    • 2. — [Another edition, second, 1901]
      Bib:   A417   B304  
      GB:   LB destroyed  
      US:   ICJ   DLC  

      Axford, Bitting and NUCat cite London: John Hogg, 1901.% 2580

    • 3. — What shall we have | for breakfast' | Or, | everybody's breakfast book. | By | Agnes C. Maitland, | author of "The Afternoon Tea Book,' "The Cookery Primer, | "The Rudiments of Cookery,' etc. | Third edition, revised and enlarged by | Helen Edden, M.C.A.
      London: John Hogg; 1912
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-viii, 9-107, [i-iv] ads   [1s 3d on binding]   Blue cloth  
      GB:   LB   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
      US:   MU  

      There is no closing quotation-mark following "Primer' on the title-page. This edition has 139 numbered recipes plus an additional twenty-five numbered recipes on pages 96-107 by Helen Edden (for books by Helen Edden see under her name).% 2581


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