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Cookery. | The nutshell series. | By Marguerite Ninet.
London: Iliffe and Son; 
12.5 x 9.0 cm Pp [3-9] 10-123, [i-xi] ads [6d on p 4] Rebound
GB: LB missing LCS LoEN OB
The preface is dated London, October 1897.
The author says that "her intention has been merely to provide a little handbook of reference for those who already know something about cookery, and yet would be glad of recipes which, though slightly out of the common, are nevertheless practical and simple.' The recipes are for "dishes usually found on Continental tables'. Livelier than most books aimed at the mass market, the text is spiced with the author's hints and opinions, and references to her surroundings.
The LoEN copy is bound in yellow cloth with a broken nutshell printed on the front face.
- Dainty meals for small households
Dainty meals | for | small households | a would-be practical help to | those interested in | cookery | by | Marguerite Ninet | author of "Cookery in a Nutshell"
London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd; 1899
18.0 x 12.0 cm Pp [1-4] publ ad, [i-x],  2-240, [i-ii] publ ad Red cloth
GB: LB LCS LWel *LoEN OB
In the preface, which is dated "Chewton Cottage, West Kensington, March, 1899', the author says that "the bulk of the recipes contained in this book have already appeared, in serial form, in the Queen newspaper'.
EngCat records an edition costing 3s 6d published by Low in May 1899.
[Another edition, nd]
AbCat January 1976 lists two editions of "Dainty meals': the 1899 edition described above and an undated edition. The latter is probably the edition cited in EngCat as a "new and cheaper edition" of 250 pages costing 1s and published by Low in November 1913.% 5228
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