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DAVIES, Mary   


The author's name is given as Mrs Watkin Davies on the spine of "The menu cookery book'. @She also wrote "The nurse's companion in the sick room' published by Virtue and Co in 1888, and "The housewife's what's what' published by T. Fisher Unwin and dated [1904] by LB. Part II of the latter title contains cookery recipes. LoEN ascribes to her "National Health Society's cookery for busy lives and small incomes' published in Liverpool by Literary Year Books Press in 1925. Its attribution is based on a letter from the publisher to the library which asks for a receipt in the name of the compiler, Mrs Mary A. Davies.% 0732

  • Invalid cookery
  • Subjects: invalid cookery,

    • 1. Invalid cookery | by Mary Davies
      London: J. S. Virtue and Co Ltd; 1888
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-vi], [1] 2-122, [i-ii] ads   [1s on binding]   Grey paper with a floral design on front  
      GB:   *LB   LoEN missing   OB  
      US:   PPL  

  • Weldon's invalid cookery
    • 1. Weldon's | invalid cookery. | By | Mary Davies, | author of "Menu Cookery.^`
      London: Weldon and Co; nd
      Red paper with ad on back citing the Chicago Exhibition of 1893  
      Aus:   VMRoT  
      GB:   LB destroyed  
      US:   *NNNAM  

      This edition has 147 pages. LB describes it as "another edition enlarged of "Invalid cookery^`' and dates it [1894].

  • The menu cookery book
  • Subjects: menus, general,

    • 1. The | menu cookery book, | for | "moderate people | with | moderate incomes.^` | By | Mary Davies.
      London: Richard Bentley and Son; 1885
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] iii-v [vi] vii-li [lii], [1] 2-260, [i-vii] ads   [3s 6d on spine]   Brown cloth  
      GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB   OPo(F)  
      US:   NcU  

      The author is cited as Mrs Watkin Davies on the spine. Pages vii-li comprise 100 menus and a list of supper dishes. These are followed by 696 numbered recipes on pages 1-243. Each recipe cited in a menu or in the list of supper dishes is keyed by a number to the correct recipe in the book.

  • Weldon's menu cookery book
    • 1. Weldon's | menu cookery book, | for | "moderate people | with | moderate incomes." | By | Mary Davies. | 100 | menus | and | 696 | recipes.
      London: Weldon and Co; nd
      17.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-ii] iii-xiv [xv] xvi -lii, [1] 2-260, 261 [262] ads   Red limp cloth  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *OPo(F)  

      The cover-title is "Weldon's shilling cookery < 100 menus < 696 recipes'. LB dates this edition [1887].

    • 2. — Weldon's | menu cookery book, | for | "moderate people | with | moderate incomes." | By | Mary Davies, | author of "Weldons Invalid Cookery. | 100 | menus | and | 698 | recipes.
      London: Weldons Ltd; nd
      17.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-ii] iii-v [vi] vii-li [lii], [1] 2-260, [i-ii] publ ads   Red limp cloth  
      GB:   *Priv coll  

      The cover-title is "Weldon's shilling cookery < 100 menus < 696 [{{sic}}] recipes'. Oddly, the publisher's name appears both as "Weldons' and "Weldon's' on the title-page. There are 698 numbered recipes in this edition.% 0737


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