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MANY WAYS OF COOKING BANANAS   


  • Many ways of cooking bananas
  • Subjects: fruit, promotional,

    • 1. Many ways | of cooking | bananas.
      London: Elders and Fyffes Ltd; nd
      Image on front face of binding of woman standing at kitchen table, holding bunch of bananas  
      GB:   Company coll  

      The title transcription and imprint are taken from a photocopy of the title-page of a copy belonging to Elders and Fyffes.
      The list of company steamers on page 5 indicates that this edition was issued in 1909: the newest dateable ship cited is the Tortugero built in 1909 and the Oracabessa, which appears on the list, was sold in the same year.

    • 2. — Many ways of | cooking | bananas | brought from | sunny lands | to our own | homes.
      [London: printed by Alfe Cooke Ltd, Leeds and London, for Elders and Fyffes Ltd]; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-47 [48]   Lacks binding  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      The list of steamers records the Aracataca and Manzanares as in the process of being built. This edition must have been issued no later than 1911 since both ships were completed in that year.
      This edition is in a larger typeface than the edition described below printed by Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd.% 5015a

    • 3. — [Title as second cited edition]
      [London: printed by Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd, London and Aylesbury, for Elders and Fyffes Ltd]; nd
      18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1] 2-47 [48]   [3d on binding]   Grey paper with woman reading this book on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      There are 123 numbered recipes.
      In the fleet list the Aracataca and Manzanares are now recorded as in service, and three new unnamed steamers and the Chagres are cited as being built. This edition was probably published about 1912, the year the Chagres was completed and a date confirmed by the printer's mark on page 48, "12/8846."% 5015b

    • 4. — [Title as second cited edition]
      [London: printed by The McAra Printing Co Ltd, London [for Elders and Fyffes Ltd]; nd
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp[1] 2-47 [48]   [6d on binding]   Grey paper with woman reading this book on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      There are 123 numbered recipes.
      This edition was probably published in 1915: the newest dateable steamers cited are the Camito and Coronado built in 1915; and the Bayano, which heads the list, was built in 1913 and sunk on 11 March 1915.
      The images on the title-page and binding have been redrawn to bring them up to date. The illustration of a family at table, for example, has been modernised by changing the room decoration and clothes.% General comments: To date the editions I have compared the list of steamers in the company's fleet which is printed on page 5 of each edition with the fleet history in "Yes! We have some: the story of Fyffes" by Patrick Beaver, Cutting-Hill, Benington, Stevenage: Publications for Companies, [1976].
      See "The book of the banana", another publication by Elders and Fyffes Ltd, which appears to have preceded "Many ways". I have been unable to compare the texts to ascertain whether "Many ways" is a retitled later edition of the earlier work.
      See under the company's name for a br


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