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PRAGA, Mrs Alfred   died 1920


I have taken Mrs Praga's date of death from the records of NNNAM.

  • Cookery and housekeeping
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. The woman's library | Volume V | Cookery | and housekeeping | by | Mrs Alfred Praga | author of | "Dinners of the Day"; "Starting Housekeeping" | "Appearances"; "Easy French Dishes for English Cooks" | "Easy French Sweets for English Cooks" | "How to Furnish Well and Cheaply" | "What to Wear and How to Wear It" | etc., etc., etc.
      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd; 1903
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v [vi], 1-311 [312]   Blue cloth  
      Bib:   A86   B381  
      GB:   LB   LCF   LCS   LoEN   OB   *WYoLU(B)  
      US:   DLC   MB  

      The editor's name, Ethel M. M. McKenna, is on the binding. The text is in two parts: "Cookery" on pages 1-256 and "Housekeeping" on pages 257-305.% American editions: MCR and NNNAM hold an undated edition published in New York by E. P. Dutton and Co.

  • Dinners of the day
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Dinners of the day | by | a careful cook | (Mrs. Praga) | Reprinted by kind permission of the proprietor of | "The Daily Telegraph"
      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd; 1899
      18.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-viii, 1-315 [316]   Brown cloth with images on front of woman carrying steaming tureen, 3 still-lifes of fish, fowl and meat, and a menu  
      GB:   LB   LCS   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  

      The book is in two parts. The first part contains chapters on a variety of subjects from the stock pot and the art of shopping to parties and party giving. The second part presents menus and recipes for complete dinners.

  • Easy French dishes for English cooks
  • Subjects: france, cookery of, entrees,

    • 1. Easy French dishes | for | English cooks | by | Mrs. Alfred Praga | author of | "Appearances, How to Keep Them Up on a Limited Income," | "Dinners of the Day," "Starting Housekeeping," | &c. &c.
      London: George Newnes Ltd; 1900
      17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii, [1] 2-145 [146], [1] 2-32 publ ads   [2s 6d on p 21 of publ ads]   Red cloth with image on front of standing female figure and male figure seated at table  
      GB:   LB   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   OKentU  

      All the recipes are for entrees.
      On page ii there is a list of five titles which were to follow "Easy French dishes for English cooks": "Easy French soups for English cooks", "Easy fish entrees for English cooks", "Easy vegetable entrees for English cooks", "Easy French sweets for English cooks" and "Easy French puddings for English cooks". Of these, only "Easy French sweets" appears to have been published.

    • 2. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: George Newnes Ltd; New York: M. F. Mansfield and Co; 1900
      17.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii, [1] 2-145 [146]   Blue cloth with decorative border on front incorporating image of woman holding a tray  
      GB:   *NNNAM  

      This edition is distinguished from the edition described above by the inclusion of a New York publisher in the imprint.

  • Easy French sweets for English cooks
  • Subjects: desserts, france, cookery of,

    • 1. Easy French sweets | for | English cooks | by | Mrs. Alfred Praga | author of | "Easy French Dishes for English Cooks," | "How to Furnish Well and Cheaply," | &c. &c.
      London: George Newnes Ltd; 1901
      17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-4] ads, [i-vii] viii-xiii [xiv], [1-3] 4-199, [i] blank, [1] 2-32 [33-34] publ ads   Green cloth with woman carrying prepared dish on front  
      GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  

      The first part of the text covers cold sweets; the second part, hot sweets. Each recipe is listed in the contents and described in parentheses as medium cost, cheap, very cheap or expensive.


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