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BLYTH, Harry   


  • Eat, drink, and be merry
  • Subjects: gastronomy,

    • 1. Eat, drink, | and be | merry; | or | dainty bits from many tables. | Amusing anecdotes, convivial customs, interesting | facts, and food folk-lore. | Collected and arranged by | Harry Blyth.
      London: J. A. Brook and Co; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-xiii] xiv-xvi, [1] 2-173, [i] ad   [1s on binding]   Thick paper with design on front featuring small images of people at table  
      GB:   LB micro OB   LoEN   OB  
      US:   NN   *NNNAM  

      On the title-page, which is on page xi and preceded by pages iii-x of advertisements, is the quotation, ""There does not at this blessed moment breathe on the earth's surface, ae human being that doesna prefer eating and drinking to all ither pleasures o' body and sowl." # Wilson's Noctes Ambrosianae.'
      The text contains much fascinating information, both anecdotal and factual, in the fourteen chapters entitled "Gluttons and gluttony', "Abstinence', "Eccentric feeders', "Table traits', "Dinner and the dinner service', "Food folk-lore', "Vegetables and fruit', "Cooks and cookery', "Beer', "Drinking customs', "Topers', "Tea and tea-drinking', "Coffee' and "Food facetiae'.
      LB, LoEN, NN and NNNAM date the book [1877]; OB dates it [1878].

  • Magic Morsels!
  • Subjects: gastronomy,

    • 1. Magic morsels! | Scraps from an epicure's table, | gathered, garnished, and dished. | By | Harry Blyth, | author of "Snacks for the Hungry," "Eat, Drink and Be Merry," | &c., &c. | Chatty; anecdotal; practical.
      London: T. H. Roberts and Co; Oldham: Tetlow and Stubbs; Edinburgh: John Menzies and Co; Cupar-Fife: John Innes, Fife Herald; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp 3-6 [7] 8 [9] 10 [11-12], [1] 2-115, [i] ad   Green cloth  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  
      US:   NIC  

      There are two quotations on the title-page: above the title, ""Small store of manners when the King says come and feast at court, to say I've meat at home." # Quarles."; and below the title, ""There's no want of meat, sir; portly and curious viands are prepared to please all kinds of appetites." # Massenger.'
      The book was published in 1879 or later since an advertisement on the verso of the title-page incorporates a letter dated 17 November 1879.


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