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  • Breakfasts and luncheons at home
  • Subjects: meals, breakfast, meals, lunch,

    • 1. Breakfasts and luncheons | at home | by Short | author of "Dinners at Home: How to Order, Cook, and | Serve Them."
      London: Kerby and Endean; 1880
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv, [5-7] 8-111, [1] 2-8 [9-11] ads   Blue cloth with man dining at table on front  
      GB:   LB   *OPo(F)  

      Printed on the title-page are the quotations ""Diet cures more than the Lancet." "He that would eat a good dinner, let him eat a good breakfast." #Handbook of proverbs."
      The preface is dated London, October 1879. The text is in two parts: recipes for breakfast dishes on pages 5-28, and luncheon dishes on pages 29-108.

    • 2. — [Title as first edition]
      London: Kerby and Endean; 1880
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv, [5-7] 8-111, [1] 2-8 [9-11] ads   Blue cloth with man eating at table on front  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      This edition appears to be identical to the first except that "second edition" is printed on the front face of the binding.

  • Dinners at home
  • Subjects: meals, dinner,

    • 1. Dinners at home | how | to order cook and serve them | by Short
      London: Kerby and Endean; 1878
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [9] 10-204, [1] 2-6 publ ads   Green cloth with 2 images on front: 5 people at table, entitled "At home"; man dining at table, entitled "At the club"  
      GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NN   MB   MH   MCR  

      The following quotations are printed on the title-page: ""Come home to men's business and bosoms." #Bacon. "A dinner lubricates business." #Boswell. "Appetite comes with eating." #Rabelais. "The vulgar boil, the learned roast an egg." #Pope. "Nay, there may yet some monstrous region be unknown to cook." #Shakespeare. "Some pigeons, Davy, a couple of short-legged hens, a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws; tell cook." #Shakespeare."
      In the preface, which is dated 1877, Short says, ""Dinners at home" is specially designed to give the mistress of the household such information as will enable her, without her constant attendance in the kitchen,... with a cook of moderate pretensions, to have a thoroughly satisfactory dinner served at home."

    • 2. — [Another edition, third, 1878]
      US:   MH   NNMer  

      NUCat records the third edition, London: Kerby and Endean, 1878. The MH copy lacks pages 9-12 and its half-title is mutilated.

    • 3. — [Another edition, fourth]

      Advertised for 5s in Short's "Breakfasts and luncheons at home" of 1880.

    • 4. — [Title as first edition] | Fifth edition.
      London: Kerby and Endean; 1878
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [9] 10-204, [1] 2-6 publ ads   Green cloth with 2 images on front: 5 people at table, entitled "At home"; man dining at table, entitled "At the club"  
      GB:   *LCF  

      The quotations on the title-page of the first edition are repeated on the title-page of this edition.

  • Breakfasts, luncheons and dinners at home
  • Subjects: meals, breakfast, meals, lunch, meals, dinner,

    • 1. Breakfasts, luncheons | and | dinners at home | how | to order, cook, and serve them | by Short | Sixth edition
      London: Kerby and Endean; 1886
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-111 [112] "Breakfasts and luncheons", [5-9] 10-204 "Dinners", [1] 2-4 publ ads   Green cloth  
      Bib:   A43   B433  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   DLC   NIC(HA)  

      This is the text of "Breakfasts and luncheons at home" and "Dinners at home" in one volume. The quotations from the title-pages of both original works are repeated on the title-page of this edition. The preface to the sixth edition is dated 1886.

    • 2. — Breakfasts, luncheons | and | dinners at home | how | to order, cook, and serve them | by Short. | Eighth edition
      London: Kerby and Co; 1895
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [3-7] 8-204, [1] 2-4 publ ads   Red cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LB   ScGQ  

      The quotations on the title-page of the sixth edition are repeated here.
      BMCat incorrectly dates the library's copy 1893; the volume is, in fact, the eighth edition of 1895.


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