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TATE, Mrs Louisa S.   


  • The child's cookery book
  • Subjects: children, cookery books for,

    • 1. The | child's cookery book. | By | Mrs. Tate. | Price sixpence.
      London: [printed by The Army and Navy Co-operative Society Ltd for] Simpkin, Marshall and Co; nd
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-viii [ix] x, [11] 12-55   6d   Blue paper  
      GB:   *LB   OB  

      The preface is signed "L. S. Tate, Woolwich Dockyard." Here the author recommends Mr Rippingille's oil stoves for use in the children's playroom. This cookery book is one of a very few written for young children which is not of the classroom type but meant for their amusement and pleasure.
      OB dates the book [1887]. The LB copy, which I have catalogued here, is incorrectly dated 1900 [1899] and described as destroyed in BMCat.

    • 2. — The | child's cookery book | by | Louisa S. Tate
      London: Grant Richards; 1900
      17.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] 7-140 [141-143]   Blue cloth with girl carrying a dish on front  
      GB:   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NNNAM  

      Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""The children must be practised well to this, or they'll ne'er do it." Merry wives of Windsor".
      The recipes are designed for a child to carry out with little supervision, yet the author has included tasty and interesting ones. New to this edition, for example, is "West Indian too good", a sweet dish made by extracting the milk from grated coconut and pouring it over a mixture of sliced bananas and mountain strawberries.

    • 3. — [Another edition, [1913]]
      US:   MB missing  

      NUCat records another edition of "The child's cookery book", London: Alexander Moring Ltd, [1913], pages 141, at MB. MB is sure that NUCat was correct in citing it as a location for the book since the call number appearing in NUCat is an old MB classification number. However, the book is not listed in MB's current catalogues and the library was unable to find the volume.
      A separate entry in NUCat for an undated edition, London: Alexander Moring Ltd, [190-?], pages 141, at NN and OCl, may represent the same edition as that at MB. OCl reports that, despite the listing in NUCat, it does not own the book.


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