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ALLEN, Miss Mary L.   


  • Breakfast dishes
  • Subjects: meals, breakfast,

    • 1. Breakfast dishes | for every morning of three months | by M. L. Allen
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1884
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-88   [18d on binding]   Red paper  
      GB:   *OB  

      Breakfast menus for January, February and March are followed by a section of recipes. The dishes listed in the menus are keyed to the appropriate recipe in the following pages.

    • 2. — [Another edition, 1885]

      Cited in CBCat 35.% 0017a

    • 3. — [Another edition, 1886]

      AbCat January 1976 lists this edition.% 0018

    • 4. — [Title as 1884] | Twelfth thousand
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1887
      16.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-88, [i-ii] ads   [1s, limp cloth 1s 6d, in ad on p 2]   Blue paper with floral design on front  
      GB:   *LoEN  

    • 5. — [Title as 1884] | Fifteenth thousand
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1888
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-88, [i-ii] ads   [1s; limp cloth, silver gilt, 1s 6d; on verso ht]   Blue paper (front portion missing)  
      GB:   *LCF  

      PPL holds an edition dated 1888 but the catalogue entry does not specify if it is also the fifteenth thousand.% 0020

    • 6. — [Another edition, twelfth, 1890]
      US:   KMK  

      Rudolph gives a full description of this edition published by Virtue.% 0021

    • 7. — [Another edition, thirteenth, 1891]
      US:   MCR  

      This edition, published by Virtue, is not listed in NUCat but it is in the Schlesinger Library at MCR.% 0022

    • 8. — [Title as 1884] | Fourteenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1892
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-88   [1s; limp cloth, silver gilt, 1s 6d; in ad on p ii]   Rebound  
      GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

    • 9. — Breakfast dishes | for every morning of three months | by Miss Allen (Mrs. A. Macaire) | Fifteenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1893
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94   [1s; cloth, silver gilt, 1s 6d; on p ii]   Blue paper with floral design on front  
      GB:   *LWel  

      The LWel copy is rebound and has the front portion of the original blue paper binding mounted on the new binding.% 0024

    • 10. — [Title as 1893] | Sixteenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1894
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94, [i-iv] ads   [1s; fancy boards, cloth back, gilt, 1s 6d; on verso ht]   White paper covered boards with floral pattern  
      GB:   *LB  

    • 11. — [Title as 1893] | Seventeenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1896
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s; fancy boards, cloth back, gilt, 1s 6d; on verso ht]   White paper covered boards with floral pattern  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

    • 12. — [Title as 1893] | Eighteenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1897
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s; fancy boards, cloth back, gilt, 1s 6d; on verso ht]   Blue paper with floral design on front  
      GB:   *LB  

    • 13. — Breakfast dishes | for every morning of three months | by Miss Allen (Mrs. A. Macaire)
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1899
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s; fancy boards, cloth back, gilt, 1s 6d; on verso ht]   White paper covered boards with floral pattern  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      There is no indication of the edition number on the title-page nor in the text.% 0028

    • 14. — [Title as 1893] | Twentieth edition
      London: H. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1900
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94, [i-ii] ads   [1s 6d on verso ht]   White paper covered boards with floral pattern  
      GB:   *LG  

    • 15. — [Title as 1893] | Twenty-second edition
      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1904
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-94, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s on binding]   Brown paper with floral design on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll  
      US:   NNNAM  

    • 16. — [Another edition, twenty-third]

      This edition of "Breakfast dishes" is advertised in the thirty-second edition of the author's "Savouries and sweets" published in 1913.% 0031

    • 17. — [Another edition, twenty-fourth, 1915]
      US:   NN  

      This edition was published in London by C. Lockwood and Son.% 0032

  • Five-o'clock tea
  • Subjects: meals, tea,

    • 1. Five-o'clock tea | containing receipts for | cakes of every description | savoury sandwiches | cooling drinks | etc. | by the author of | "Breakfast Dishes" and "Savouries | and Sweets"
      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co; 1886
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-78 [79], [i-iii] publ ads   Brown cloth with clock face and teapot on front  
      Bib:   A160   B552  
      GB:   *LB   LWel   OB  
      US:   KMK   DLC   InMCoP  

      The author is identified only by her initials "M. L. A." with which she signs the preface. There are eighty-one numbered recipes and, generally, one recipe per page.

    • 2. — [Title as 1886] | Fourth thousand
      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co; 1887
      17.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-78 [79], [i-iii] publ ads   Blue cloth with clock face and teapot on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      NUCat lists PPL and CU as having editions of 1887, but it does not specify if they are also the fourth thousand.% 0034

    • 3. — [Title as 1886] | Eighth thousand
      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co; 1888
      17.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-78 [79], [i-iii] publ ads   Brown cloth with clock face and teapot on front  
      GB:   *LoEN  

    • 4. — [Another edition, ninth thousand, 1888]
      GB:   Priv coll  

      This edition, reported to me by a private collector, was published by Kegan Paul, Trench and Co in London.% 0036

    • 5. — [Another edition, 1890]
      US:   KMK  

      NUCat cites this edition as published by K. Paul, Trench, Tru4bner in London.% 0037

    • 6. — [Title as 1886] | Fourteenth thousand
      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru4bner and Co Ltd; 1896
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-78 [79], [i-iii] publ ads   Blue cloth with clock face and teapot on front  
      GB:   *LWel  

  • Luncheon dishes
  • Subjects: meals, lunch,

    • 1. Luncheon dishes | comprising | menus in French and English | for four complete luncheons for six persons | as well as | suggestions for appropriate arrangement | and decoration of the table | for the four seasons | spring, summer, autumn, and winter | by | Mary L. Allen | author of "Breakfast Dishes," "Savouries and Sweets," and | "Five O'Clock Tea."
      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru4bner and Co Ltd; 1891
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-94 [95]   [1s on binding]   Red paper  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LB destroyed   LWel   LoEN   OB   WYoLU(B)  
      US:   NN   MH   MCR  

      The preface says that many of the recipes are from family manuscripts, one dating as far back as 1696. Pages 10-17 cover menus and table decorations; the recipes are on pages 19-94.

  • Savouries and sweets
  • Subjects: savouries desserts,

    • 1. Savouries and sweets | suitable for | luncheons and dinners | by the compiler of | "Breakfast Dishes"
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1886
      15.5 x 9.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii, [1-3] 4-108, 1-8 publ ads   Lacks binding  
      GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN  
      US:   MH   MCR  

      In the preface, which is signed "M. L. A.", the author expresses her "indebtedness to E. J. B. for her practical help". The author's name is cited only in an advertisement on page ii, as "Miss M. L. Allen". The text is in two parts: Part I "Savouries" comprises pages 1-40; Part II "Sweets", pages 41-108.
      The copy at LWel is bound in brown limp cloth; the price of 1s 6d is cited on the binding.

    • 2. — [Another edition, eleventh thousand]

      This impression is advertised in the author's "Breakfast dishes", fifteenth thousand, 1888.% 0041

    • 3. — [Another edition, twelfth thousand]

      This is advertised in the second edition of "One hundred and one methods of cooking poultry" by Aunt Chloe and published in 1888.% 0042

    • 4. — [Another edition, fourteenth]

      An advertisement for this edition appears in Emilie Lebour-Fawssett's "French cookery for ladies' published in 1890.

    • 5. — [Title as 1886] | Seventeenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1892
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii, [1-3] 4-108   [1s; cloth, silver gilt, 1s 6d; on p ii]   Rebound  
      GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

    • 6. — [Another edition, 1893]

      This edition is listed in JCCat 2.% 0044

    • 7. — [Title as 1886] | Nineteenth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co; 1894
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-vii] viii-xii, [1-3] 4-108, [1] 2-5 [6] 7-8 [9-10] ads   [1s; fancy boards, cloth back, gilt, 1s 6d; on p ii]   White paper covered boards with floral pattern  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

    • 8. — Savouries and sweets | suitable for | luncheons and dinners | by Miss M. L. Allen (Mrs. A. Macaire) | author of "Breakfast Dishes," "Soups, Broths, Purees" | Twenty-fourth edition
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1897
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii -xii, [1-3] 4-108, [1-2] 3-8 publ ads   Lacks ht  
      GB:   *LCF  

    • 9. — [Another edition, twenty-sixth]

      This edition is advertised in the author's "Soups, broths, purees" of 1900. 0047

    • 10. — [Another edition, twenty-seventh, 1900]

      This edition is listed in JCCat 6.% 0048

    • 11. — [Title as 1897, twenty-fourth edition] | Twenty-ninth edition
      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1904
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii, [1-3] 4-108   White paper covered boards with leaf pattern  
      GB:   LB   *OPo(F)  

      The LB copy, which lacks pages 107-108, is bound in pink paper with the price of 1s on the binding.% 0049

    • 12. — [Title as 1897, twenty-fourth edition] | Thirty-second edition
      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1913
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i] ht, i ad, [iii] tp, ii ad, [v] preface, iii ad, [vii] viii-xii, [1], iv ad, [3] 4-108   [1s on binding]   Pink paper  
      GB:   *LCF  

      There are seven printed pages preceding page viii, with the half-title, title-page and preface on the first, third and fifth page, respectively. The four full-page advertisements have been paginated separately by the publisher.% 0050

    • 13. — [Title as 1897, twenty-fourth edition] | Thirty-second edition
      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1915
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i] ht, i ad, [iii-v], iii ad, [vii] viii-xii, [1], iv ad, [3] 4-108  
      GB:   *LB  
      US:   NN  

      The thirty-second edition was issued twice, once in 1913 and again in 1915.
      The LB copy has been rebound and the front portion of the original pink paper binding repositioned at the back of the book. The price of 1s(') on the front of the binding is obscured by a label giving the new price of 1s 6d.% 0051

  • Savoury dishes
  • Subjects: savouries desserts, meals, breakfast,

    • 1. Savoury dishes | for | breakfast | luncheon | and | dinner | by M. L. Allen
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1886
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-xii, [1-3] 4-108, [iii-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-88   Brown cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll  
      US:   OCl  

      This is "Savouries and sweets" (pages v-xii, 1-108) and "Breakfast dishes" (pages iii-viii, 1-88) bound in one volume. The first printed page (page iii) is the title-page for the combined work.

  • Soups, broths, purees
  • Subjects: soups,

    • 1. Soups, broths, purees | with | directions how to prepare them | easily and economically. | By | Miss M. L. Allen | (Mrs. A. Macaire) | author of "Breakfast Dishes," "Savouries and Sweets," etc., etc
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co; 1894
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-vii] viii-xi [xii-xiii] xiv-xv [xvi], [17] 18-76, [i-vi] ads  
      GB:   LB   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)   WYoLU(B)  

      There are two copies of this work at OPo(F). One is bound in grey paper with the price of 1s and a floral design on the front. The other is bound in paper covered boards with a floral pattern.

    • 2. — [Title as 1894]
      London: H. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1900
      16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xi [xii-xiii] xiv-xv [xvi], [17] 18-76, [i-iv] ads   Paper covered boards with a floral pattern  
      GB:   *LG  


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