Household Books Published in Britain
JERROLD, William Blanchard 1826-1884
Jerrold wrote under the pseudonym Fin-Bec. His other publications include "The epicure's year book and table companion', London: Bradbury, Evans and Co, 1868, and "The epicure's year book for 1869', London: Bradbury, Evans and Co, 1869.% 2266
- The book of menus
The | book of menus. | 1876. | By Fin-Bec, | author of | "The Epicure's Year-Book,"
London: Grant and Co; 1876
22.5 x 14.5 cm Pp [1-2] ht, [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii,  2-302 [303-304], [i-viii] ads Green cloth with floral design on front
Bib: A39 B521 and 623
GB: LB *LCS LG LoEN OB WYoLU(B)
US: DLC PP MB
Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""Tout se fait en di3nant dans le sie1cle ou1 nous sommes, et c'est par les di3ners qu'on gouverne les hommes."' The half-title, which is printed in yellow, brown and three shades of green, is illustrated with people dining and still-lifes of game birds. All pages, including the title-page, have a decorative red border.% @The contents include "The epicure's almanack', "Of dinners and dinner-giving', "The wine cellar', "Royal menus', "Shakespere dinners', "Ceremonial entertainments', "City menus', "Whitebait menus', "Di3ner maigre', "Menus for all the year round' and "Fin-Bec's scrap book'.
- The cupboard papers
The | cupboard papers | by | Fin-Bec | author of | "The Epicure's Year-Book' "The Book of Menus' etc.
London: Chatto and Windus; 1881
16.5 x 11.5 cm Pp [i-viii],  2-187 Red cloth with floral design on front
GB: LB LoEN OB *OPo(F)
The series name, "The Mayfair library', is on the binding. On page 48 Jerrold says, "... these Cupboard Papers of mine are a random series of observations I have made on eating and drinking, and cognate subjects # in many places, and sometimes under extraordinary circumstances.'
- The dinner bell
The dinner bell | a gastronomic manual | teaching the mistress how to rule a dainty | and thrifty cuisine, and the cook how to | prepare a great variety of dishes | with economy. | Edited by Fin Bec | author of "The Epicure's Year Book;" "The Book of Menus;" "The | Cupboard Papers," etc.
London and Belfast: William Mullan and Son; 1878
19.0 x 12.5 cm Pp [i-iv], 1-124 Green cloth with angel in cook's apron ringing bell on front
GB: LB LCF LG *LoEN OB
US: NN MB MH MCR NNNAM
Printed on the title-page is ""I detest him (Croker) more than cold boiled veal." Letter from Macaulay to his sister'. The author's aim was to provide recipes for dishes made chiefly of left-overs.
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