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STEWART, Lady Alice Margaret King and Ella Robertson Christie   


BMCat cites Alice M. Stewart's full name and title. LoEN records Ella Christie's second name, Robertson.

  • Fare and physic of a past century
  • Subjects: fund-raising, reprints, facsimiles, recipes from old manuscripts,

    • 1. Fare and physic | of | a past century | compiled by | Alice M. Stewart | and | Ella R. Christie
      Edinburgh: David Douglas; [London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes; Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons]; 1900
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii, [1-3] 4-95   [2s 6d on binding]   Yellow cloth  
      GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NIC  

      The London, Cambridge and Glasgow publishers are printed on the verso of the half-title.
      In the preface, which is dated 8 March 1900, the authors say that the 343 numbered recipes come from old manuscripts. There are some interesting and unusual recipes, particularly in the "Preserving, pickling and curing" chapter, for example "Ginger lettuce" and a "Recipe for English coffee" which uses horse beans.
      A note at the end of the preface states that proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Marchioness of Lansdowne's Officers' Families Fund, called Lady Lansdowne's War Fund on the binding.


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