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GLASGOW COOKERY BOOK   


Ellice Miller, author of a history of the Glasgow School of Cookery (for the title and imprint see under the school's name), believes from hearsay evidence that Miss Ella Glaister compiled the original version of "The Glasgow cookery book'. Glaister was the first principal of the school under its new name, The Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science, from 1908 to 1910. The first edition of the students' official textbook must date from this period. The early unnumbered editions of the book are rare.

  • The Glasgow cookery book
  • Subjects: education, professional,

    • 1. The | Glasgow cookery book | issued by | The Glasgow and West of Scotland College | of Domestic Science (Incorporated) | for use in | the college. | Price 2| net. | Per post, 2/3.
      Glasgow: printed by N. Adshead and Son; London: Madwick, Houlston and Co Ltd; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i] ii [iii-vi], [1] 2-268, [i-ii] ads   2s   Red cloth  
      GB:   *ScGQ  

      There are 334 numbered recipes. The text is arranged in three sections: artisan cookery on pages 1-91, household cookery on pages 92-250, and notes on scullery work on pages 251-259. Of the introductory material, the title-page is on page i, an advertisement is on page ii, the contents are on page iii, page iv is blank, and a lengthy list of errata is on pages v-vi. There are twelve blank, ruled leaves between pages iv-v and also between pages 260-261. This edition has no preface which suggests that it may precede the unnumbered edition described immediately below.
      The ScGQ copy bears the signature on the front end-paper of Dorothy H. Melvin, the woman who succeeded Ella Glaister as principal in 1910. The copy has been marked up with editorial changes which are incorporated in the fifth edition.

    • 2. — [Title as first cited edition]
      Glasgow: printed by N. Adshead and Son; London: Madwick, Houlston and Co Ltd; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i] ii [iii] iv [v] vi [vii-x], [1] 2-268, [i-ii] ads   2s   Red cloth  
      GB:   *ScGQ  

      Of the introductory material, the title-page is on page i, an advertisement is on page ii, an advertisement for the college is on page iii, an advertisement is on page iv, the preface is on page v, an advertisement is on page vi, the contents are on page vii, page viii is blank, and a list of errata (the same corrections as in the edition described immediately above) is on pages ix-x. There are twelve blank, ruled leaves between pages viii-ix and also between pages 260-261.
      The preface is signed "E. Glaister.' It states, "This book has been compiled specially for the use of students in training as teachers of cookery at this college'. The preface does not specify the edition number of the book.
      The text contains 334 numbered recipes.% 1146

    • 3. — The | Glasgow cookery book | issued by | The Glasgow and West of Scotland College | of Domestic Science (Incorporated) | for use in | the college. | Price 3/6 net. | Per post, 3/11
      Glasgow: printed by N. Adshead and Son; London: S. G. Madgwick; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i] ii [iii] iv [v] vi [vii] viii, [1-3] 4-376, [i-ii] ads   3s 6d   Purple cloth  
      GB:   *ScGQ  

      The preface describes this as the fifth edition. It was probably published in 1919 or later since the college's address is cited in an advertisement as Park Drive and the college moved to premises there in 1919. The recipes are no longer numbered.% 1147

    • 4. — The | Glasgow cookery book | issued by | The Glasgow and West of Scotland College | of Domestic Science (Incorporated) | for use in | the college. | Price 3/6 nett. | Per post, 3/11.
      Glasgow: printed by N. Adshead and Son; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi [vii] viii, [1-3] 4-376, [i-iv] ads   3s 6d   Purple cloth  
      GB:   *OPo(F)   ScGQ  

      The preface describes this as the eighth edition.% 1148

    • 5. — [Title as eighth edition]
      Glasgow: printed by N. Adshead and Son; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-x], [1-3] 4-376, [i-ii] ads   3s 6d   Purple cloth  
      GB:   LoEN   *ScGQ  

      This is described as the ninth edition in the preface. LoEN dates it [about 1930'].% 1149

    • 6. — [Title as eighth edition]
      Glasgow: printed by N. Adshead and Son; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-xiv], [1-3] 4-376, [i-ii] ads   Purple cloth  
      GB:   LoEQ   *ScGQ  

      This is the tenth edition according to the preface.% 1150

    • 7. — [Another edition, eleventh, nd]
      GB:   LoEN  

      Printed in Glasgow by N. Adshead and Son, LoEN dates this eleventh edition [about 1935'].% 1151

    • 8. — [Another edition, twelfth, nd]
      GB:   LoEN   ScGQ   WYoLU(B)  

      Printed in Glasgow by N. Adshead and Son, LoEN dates this twelfth edition [about 1938].% 1152

    • 9. — [Another edition, thirteenth, nd]
      GB:   LoEN  

      Printed in Glasgow by N. Adshead and Son.% 1153

    • 10. — The | Glasgow cookery | book | The Glasgow and West of Scotland | College of Domestic Science (Inc.)
      Glasgow: John Smith and Son (Glasgow) Ltd; 1951
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1-5] 6-368   Purple cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LB   LoEN   OB   ScGQ  

      General comments: NUCat lists a 378-page edition, Glasgow: N. Adshead and Son, nd, held by NIC, but does not specify the number of the edition. LB holds an unnumbered edition with the same imprint which it dates [1945'].
      A second revised edition was published in Glasgow by J. Smith in 1954 and reprinted in 1955. The verso of the title-page of the 1973 edition lists a new and revised edition in 1962 which was reprinted in 1965 and 1967, and a revised edition in 1970. A centenary edition in metric was issued in 1975.% 1154


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