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BETTS, Miss Margaret Eleanor   


EpicureDir 1899, page 53, gives this author's full name. The entry describes her as a teacher of cookery with a "full First-Class Diploma, Northern Union, Liverpool School' and lists her present post as "teacher, Lincolnshire, Kestevan, County Council'.

  • The gem cookery book
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. The gem | cookery book, | containing 101 recipes, | on household and | better class cooking. | By M. E. Betts. | Price fourpence.
      Sleaford: printed by W. K. Morton; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-38, [i-ii] ads   4d   Lacks binding  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

      LB, LoEN and OB all date this book [1894].

    • 2. — Second edition. | The gem | cookery book, | containing 102 recipes, | on household and | better class cooking. | By M. E. Betts. | Price fourpence.
      Sleaford: printed by W. K. Morton; nd
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-39, [i-iv] ads   4d   Lacks binding  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

      The extra recipe, bringing the number of recipes to 102, is "Dog biscuits'. LB and LoEN date this edition [1894]; OB dates it [1895].

    • 3. — Third edition. | May be had of W. K. Morton, Sleaford. | The gem | cookery book, | containing 101 recipes, | on household and | better class cooking. | By M. E. Betts. | Price fourpence.
      Sleaford: printed by W. K. Morton; nd
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] ads, [1-3] 4-39   4d   Yellow paper with border of star shapes on front  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

      Both LB and OB date the third edition [1898].% 0188

    • 4. — Fourth edition. | May be had of W. K. Morton, Sleaford. | The gem | cookery book, | containing over 101 recipes | on household and better class | cooking. | By M. E. Betts. | Price sixpence.
      Sleaford: printed by W. K. Morton; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-51, [i-iii] ads   6d   Lacks binding  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      This edition has an introduction in which the author states that she has "added to, revised, and brought up to the new century [this fourth edition]'. Both LoEN and OB date the book [1901].% 0189


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