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FAIRCLOUGH, Miss Margaret Alice   


BMCat gives the author's full name. Miss Fairclough had diplomas in plain and high-class cookery from the National Training School according to EpicureDir 1899 which cites her address as 84 Gloucester Road, South Kensington SW, where she ran her School of Cookery. @ Caroline Davidson (author of "A woman's work is never done: a history of housework in the British Isles 1650-1950', London: Chatto and Windus, 1982) reports an article about Miss Fairclough on page 47 of the 12 January 1895 issue of "Black and white' magazine. It includes a photograph of her taken in 1895 and says that she has "written a book or two on her favourite subject'; however, I have not found any cookery books by her from this period. Just after "The ideal cookery book" first appeared Miss Fairclough saw published another book, "Practical household management', London: The Stanley Publishing Co Ltd, 1912. It contains a substantial amount of cookery material and was republished in 1913 by Lloyd's Weekly News under the title "Lloyd's practical household management'. Advertisements in both editions refer to a colonial edition to be ready "shortly'.

  • The ideal cookery book
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. The | ideal cookery book | by | M. A. Fairclough | Lady Principal of the Gloucester Road School of Cookery, London, S.W. | With 48 coloured plates by A. H. Sands | and about 250 illustrations in the text
      London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; 1911
      25.5 x 18.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-945   Maroon cloth  
      Bib:   A224   B151  
      GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   ICN   DLC   ViU   MoU   ICJ   MN   NN  

      There are 3,156 numbered recipes followed by one unnumbered recipe for "Gateau violette'. In the preface Miss Fairclough thanks Charles Herman Senn "who has allowed many of the recipes appearing in his various standard cookery books to be reproduced'.
      The OB copy has the spine of the original dust-jacket citing the price of 25s glued to the front end-paper.

    • 2. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: The Waverley Book Co Ltd; 1911
      25.0 x 18.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-945   Half leather, green cloth  
      GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

    • 3. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: The Waverley Book Co Ltd; nd
      25.5 x 18.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-945   Blue cloth  
      GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

      WYoLU(B) dates this edition 1912.% 1017

    • 4. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; 1914
      25.5 x 18.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-945   Red cloth  
      GB:   *LB  
      US:   KMK  

    • 5. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; nd
      25.5 x 18.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-945   Red cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

    • 6. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: The Blackfriars Publishing Co; nd
      25.5 x 18.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii, 1-945   Green cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

    • 7. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: The Waverley Book Co Ltd; nd
      25.5 x 18.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-958   Black cloth imitating half leather  
      GB:   *LCF  

      The preface refers the reader to an appendix on pages 946-958 which gives the price of each recipe "at the present date'. The appendix itself is dated 1931.% 1020

    • 8. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: The Waverley Book Co Ltd; nd
      25.5 x 18.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-958   Black cloth  
      GB:   *LCS  

      The appendix of recipe costs is dated 1935.% 1021

    • 9. — [Title as first cited edition]
      London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd; 1950
      25.5 x 18.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xii [xiii-xiv], 1-944   Maroon cloth  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

      The final leaf is missing in the OPo(F) copy.% 1022


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