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BARKER, Miss J.   


This author is probably the Miss Jennie Barker cited on page 52 of EpicureDir 1899 as a teacher of cookery with "First-Class Plain Cookery Diploma, No. 1,187, February 5th, 1895; First-Class High-Class, No. 1,234, July 23rd, 1895, National Training School". She is also described as a lecturer at gas exhibitions, and her address is given as 12 Lynn Street, West Hartlepool.

  • Cookery recipes
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Cookery | recipes | by | Miss J. Barker, | Gold Medallist, | First Class Diplomee, | (Household and High Class Cookery,) | National Training School of Cookery, | South Kensington.
      West Hartlepool: printed by Alexander Salton; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [3-6] 7-53, [i] ad  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

      Pages 3-4 are advertisements; the title-page is on page 5. Twenty numbered lectures are followed by additional recipes on pages 47-53. An advertisement for Coombs' Self-raising Flour which boasts of an award given in 1896 suggests that the book was published about that date.

  • Cookery recipes [No. 2]
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Cookery | recipes | by | Miss J. Barker, | M.C.A., | Gold & Silver Medallist, | First Class Diplomee, | (Household & High Class Cookery), | National Training School of Cookery, | South Kensington.
      West Hartlepool: printed by Alexander Salton; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-92 [93-95]   [6d on binding]   Pink paper covered boards  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      This is a new and different work from the book catalogued above despite the identical title. Here the text is organised into chapters, each devoted to a single type of dish or ingredient, rather than lectures covering a variety of topics. Moreover, the author makes it clear that she wrote two separate books when she states in the introduction on page 6, "As my first cookery book met with such approval, and as the copies are now exhausted, at the request of a large number of friends I beg to place this second book on the market." An advertisement citing the "Lancet" of 30 April 1898 indicates that the book was published about that date.
      The title-page is on page 5 and is preceded by advertisements. Pages 93-95 make up the table of contents.


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