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GORDON, Miss Martha H.   


  • Cookery for working men's wives
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Cookery | for | working men's wives | being recipes | by Martha H. Gordon | (of the Northern Union of Training Schools of Cookery, and holding First Class Diploma) | as taught in | Mrs. John Elder's | domestic economy classes, Govan | and | appendix of useful hints | with preface by Dr. James B. Russell, | Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow | and | remarks by Surgeon-General Maclean, C.B., L.L.D. | late of Netley Military College
      Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner; nd
      21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-80   [3d on binding]   Pink paper  
      GB:   LoEN   *OB  

      The introduction by James B. Russell is dated October 1888. Both LoEN and OB date this edition [1888].

    • 2. — Cookery | for | working men's wives, | as taught by | Martha H. Gordon, | (of the Northern Training Schools of Cookery, and holding First Class Diploma), | in the domestic economy classes instituted at Govan, Scotland, | by | Mrs. John Elder; | with | useful hints on washing and sanitation, | and on | what to do till the doctor comes. | Introduction by Dr. James B. Russell, | Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow, | and | remarks by Surgeon-General Maclean, C.B., L.L.D., | late of Netley Military College.
      Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner; nd
      20.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [1-3] 4-80, [i-ii] ads   [3d on binding]  
      GB:   LB   *LG  

      The introduction is dated December 1888. LB and LG date this edition [1889].% 1195

    • 3. — [Title as LG [1889]]
      Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner; [1890]
      21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [1-3] 4-80, [i-ii] ads   [3d on binding]   Pink paper with open range on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      The introduction is dated December 1888. Printed on the lower left corner of the front face of the binding is "1890 # 50,000'.% 1196

    • 4. — Cookery | for | working men's wives. | By Martha H. Gordon | (of the Northern Training Schools of Cookery, and holding First Class Diploma) | teacher of domestic economy classes at Govan, Scotland. | With prefatory note by Dr. John G. McKendrick, | Professor of Physiology in the University of Glasgow; | introduction by Dr. James B. Russell, | Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow; | notes on the benefits derived from cooking | food, by Dr. William Snodgrass, | Muirhead Demonstrator of Physiology in the University of Glasgow; | useful hints on washing and sanitation; | what to do till the doctor comes; | and | directions for restoring animation in the apparently drowned.
      Paisley: Alexander Gardner; [London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd]; nd
      18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-64   Pink paper  
      GB:   LB micro OB   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NN  

      Both the Paisley and London publishers are cited on the binding which describes this as a "revised edition'. There is a "Prefatory note to second edition' on pages 3-4 signed by John G. McKendrick and dated May 1898. At the top of page 17, on the first page of recipes, is the note "Owing to the war, the costs given here should be increased to the present market prices'. LB, LoEN and OB all date this edition [1918].% 1197

    • 5. — Cookery | for | working men's wives. | By Martha H. Gordon | (of the Northern Training Schools of Cookery, and holding First Class Diploma), | teacher of domestic economy at Govan. | With prefatory note by Dr. John G. McKendrick, | Professor of Physiology in the University of Glasgow; | introduction by Dr. James B. Russell, | Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow; | notes on the benefits derived from cooking food, | by Dr. William Snodgrass, | Muirhead Demonstrator of Physiology in the University of Glasgow; | useful hints on washing and sanitation; | what to do till the doctor comes; | and directions for | restoring animation in the apparently drowned. | New and revised edition.
      Paisley: Alexander Gardner; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; nd
      21.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-100   Blue cloth  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

      American editions: In the "Prefatory note to second edition' dated May 1898 which appears in the LoEN [1918] edition, Dr McKendrick says that the Government of the United States published a report of 1888 by Dr Francis H. Underwood, Consul for the United States, regarding the domestic economy classes in Govan, along with an entire reprint of "Cookery for working men's wives' which was widely distributed. Mr McKendrick relates that two years later, in 1890, Dr Underwood remarked that in his summer travels in the States "there was not a city to which he went # he travelled 1,500 miles # but he found an account of Mrs Elder's cookery classes in the newspapers, and three or four papers not only copied his report, but actually published the book....'
      NUCat lists "Cookery for working men's wives...', New Almaden, [California]: 1890, (The Helping Hand Club, Issue No. 1). This 50-page edition was reprinted from "Reports from the Consuls of the United States, No. 107'.% 1199


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