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BYRON, May Clarissa   died 1936


NUCat cites the author's name as May Clarissa Byron nee Gillington. Of May Byron's several cookery books, all but "Pot-luck' were first published after 1914. She was a popular writer and many of her books went through several editions.

  • Pot-luck
  • Subjects: britain, cookery of,

    • 1. Pot-luck | or the British home | cookery book | over a thousand recipes | from old family ms. books | collected & edited | by May Byron
      London, New York and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton; [1914]
      19.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xxxix [xl] xli- xlv [xlvi], 1-427   Rebound  
      GB:   *LB   LoEN   OB  
      US:   NN  

      The following quotations are on the title-page: ""Old fashioned... but choicely good." Izaak Walton < "To be chronicled, and chronicled, and cut and chronicled, and all to be praised" Fuller.' The publication date is on the verso of the title-page.
      There are 1,097 numbered recipes and, as the author states in the preface, "where possible, [she has] indicated the origin of [each] recipe, or at least the county from which its possessor came'.
      The LoEN copy is bound in blue cloth. A colour plate is mounted on the front of the binding depicting a woman peeling a potato(').

    • 2. — [Title as [1914]]
      London, New York and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton; [March 1915]
      20.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xxxix [xl] xli-xlv [xlvi], 1-427 [428]   Blue cloth with colour plate of woman peeling a potato(') mounted on front  
      Bib:   A325   B70  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  
      US:   DLC   NNNAM   NIC(HA)  

      Printed on the verso of the title-page is "First edition in 1914 < Second edition March 1915'. New to this edition and following the 1,097 numbered recipes is a short section on made gravies and sauces, and fish sauces.% 0617

    • 3. — [Another edition, third, [May 1916]]
      US:   ICJ  

      The month and year of publication of the third edition is on the verso of the title-page of the sixth edition.% 0618

    • 4. — [Another edition, fourth, October 1917]

      The fourth edition is listed on the verso of the title-page of the sixth edition and in JCCat 4.% 0619

    • 5. — [Title as [1914]]
      London, New York and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd; [January 1922]
      19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xxxix [xl] xli-xlv [xlvi], 1-427 [428]   Red cloth  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

      The publication date of this fifth edition is on the verso of the title-page.% 0620

    • 6. — Pot-luck | or the British home | cookery book | over a thousand recipes | from old family ms. books | collected and edited by | May Byron
      Toronto, London and New York: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd; [January] 1923
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xxxix [xl] xli-xlv [xlvi], [1] 2-427   Rebound  
      GB:   *LCS  

      This is the sixth edition.% 0621

    • 7. — Pot-luck | Seventh edition | (revised and enlarged) | of | May Byron's | home cookery book | Over eleven hundred recipes | from old family ms. books, | with a number of special | additions on invalid and | convalescent foods, etc.
      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd; [August 1926]
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xxxix [xl] xli-xlv [xlvi] xlvii-l, [1] 2-439   Red cloth with 3 dinner plates on front  
      GB:   *LB   LCF   LoEN   OB  
      US:   DWP  

      The publication date is on the verso of the title-page. There are 1,115 numbered recipes.% 0622

    • 8. — Pot-luck | Eighth edition | (revised and enlarged) | of | May Byron's | home cookery book | Over eleven hundred recipes | from old family ms. books, | with a number of special | additions on invalid and | convalescent foods, etc.
      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd; [February 1932]
      22.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xxxix [xl] xli-xlv [xlvi] xlvii-l, [1] 2-439   Orange cloth with 3 dinner plates on front  
      GB:   *LB   LoEN   OB  

      The publication date is on the verso of the title-page.% 0623

    • 9. — Pot-luck | This edition of May Byron's famous | collection of English recipes includes | all those best suited to present-day | needs
      London: English Universities Press; [November 1940]
      18.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv], 15-96   [6d on binding]   Paper  
      GB:   LB missing   *LoEN   OB  

      Printed on the verso of the half-title is "Pot-luck is one of the War-time Economy Books'; and on the verso of the title-page, "First printed in this edition November 1940'. There are 285 numbered recipes in this abridged edition. No puddings are included.% 0624

    • 10. — [Another edition, 1941]

      This reprint of the 1940 edition is listed on the verso of the title-page of the 1942 edition.% 0625

    • 11. — [Title as [1940]]
      London: English Universities Press; [April 1942]
      18.5 x 9.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv], 15-96   [9d on binding]   Paper  
      GB:   *LB   OB  

      The verso of the title-page reads, "First printed in this edition November 1940 < Reprinted July 1941 < Reprinted April 1942".% 0626


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