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MOTT, Edward Spencer   1844-1910


Mott wrote both "Cakes and ale' and "The flowing bowl' under his first two names only.

  • Cakes and ale
  • Subjects: gastronomy,

    • 1. Cakes & ale | a memory of many meals | the whole interspersed with various | recipes, more or less original, and | anecdotes, mainly veracious | by | Edward Spencer | ("Nathaniel Gubbins')
      London: Grant Richards; 1897
      17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv-xx, [1] 2-282, [i-ii] publ ads   Pink cloth with smiling male cook on front  
      GB:   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  

      There were two printings in 1897. This must be the first which was issued in April and which is cited on the verso of the half-title of the May printing (see below). Here the verso of the half-title is blank.
      The preface is dated London, February 1897.

    • 2. — [Title as first edition]
      London: Grant Richards; 1897
      17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv-xx, [1] 2-282, [i-ii] publ ads   Brown cloth with smiling male cook on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LoEN  

      "First printed April 1897 < Reprinted May 1897' appears on the verso of the half-title.% 5163

    • 3. — [Title as first edition]
      London: Grant Richards; 1900
      17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv-xx, [1] 2-282, [i-ii] publ ads   Red cloth with smiling male cook on front  
      GB:   *ScGUSc  
      US:   PPL   NNNAM missing  

      "First printed April 1897 < Reprinted May 1897 < Cheap edition February 1900' appears on the verso of the half-title.% 5164

    • 4. — Cakes & ale | a dissertation on banquets | interspersed with various recipes, | more or less original, and | anecdotes, mainly veracious | by | Edward Spencer | ("Nathaniel Gubbins') | author of "The Flowing Bowl," etc. | Fourth edition
      London: Stanley Paul and Co; [1913]
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-ix] x-xiv [xv] xvi-xxii, [1] 2-282, [1] 2-48 publ ads dated November 1913   Brown cloth with smiling male cook on front  
      GB:   *LB   LCF   LWel   WYoLU(B)  
      US:   ICJ   RPB   I   MH  

      Printed on the verso of the title-page is "First printed April 1897 < Reprinted May 1897 < Cheap edition February 1900 < Reprinted 1913'.% 5165

    • 5. — [Title as fourth edition] | Sixth edition
      London: Stanley Paul and Co Ltd; [1925]
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-ix] x-xiv [xv] xvi-xxii, [1] 2-282   Red cloth with smiling male cook on front  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LCS  
      US:   CU   OCl  

      "Reprinted, 1925.' appears on the verso of the title-page. This edition is advertised for 2s 6d in the sixth edition of "The flowing bowl'.% 5166

  • The flowing bowl
  • Subjects: beverages,

    • 1. The | flowing bowl | a treatise on drinks of all kinds and of | all periods, interspersed with sundry | anecdotes and reminiscences | by | Edward Spencer | ("Nathaniel Gubbins') | author of "Cakes and Ale,' etc.
      London: Grant Richards; 1899
      17.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xv [xvi], [1] 2-243, [i] blank, [1-2] 3-11 [12] publ ads   Red cloth with man raising glass on front  
      Bib:   B445  
      GB:   *LB   LCF   LoEN   OB  
      US:   DLC   NcD   MB   PPL  

      The preface is dated London, Christmas Eve, 1898. The last chapter, called "Sworn off!', discusses the temperance movement and gives recipes for non-alcoholic drinks.

    • 2. — [Title as first edition]
      London: Grant Richards; 1903
      17.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xv [xvi], [1] 2-243   Red cloth with man raising glass on front  
      GB:   LWel   *OPo(F)   WYoLU(B)  

    • 3. — [Another edition, fourth, [1914]]
      US:   MH   PPUnC   ICJ  

      NUCat cites a fourth and new edition, London: Paul, [1914], pages xiv, 242.% 5169

    • 4. — [Title as first edition] | Sixth edition
      London: Stanley Paul and Co Ltd; [1925]
      18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xiv, [1] 2-242   Red cloth  
      Bib:   B445  
      GB:   *Priv coll   LWel   WYoLU(B)  
      US:   CU-A   NN   CtY   NBuG   WU  

      "Reprinted, 1925" appears on the verso of the title-page. This edition is advertised for 2s 6d in the sixth edition of "Cakes and ale".% 5169a


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