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DOCWRA, Miss Mary E.   


OB holds a 4-page pamphlet by this writer dated [1893] and entitled "Summer beverages: some simple recipes compiled by Miss Mary E. Docwra for the National Temperance League'.

  • The non-alcoholic cookery book
  • Subjects: temperance cookery,

    • 1. The | non-alcoholic | cookery book. | Edited by | Mary E. Docwra.
      London: The British Women's Temperance Association, and John Kempster and Co Ltd; nd
      16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xii, [1] 2-116   Green cloth  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      The book was published to meet the need for a text containing recipes which do not use alcohol. According to the preface "a preponderance of recipes for sweet dishes is a designed feature of the work, as it is in these that alcohol is most frequently used`.
      LoEN dates this first edition [1880].

    • 2. — The | non-alcoholic | cookery book. | Edited by | Mary E. Docwra. | Revised by | E. M. Greenup.
      London: Lile and Fawcett, and The British Women's Temperance Association; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii] ix-xii, [1] 2-135   Brown cloth  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   DP  

      In the preface to the revised edition Sabriana Boocock, Honorary Secretary, says, ""The non-alcoholic cookery book", so kindly compiled by Miss Docwra, in 1880, has passed successfully through two editions.... it has been carefully revised by Mrs W. T. Greenup.... She has rejected a few of the former recipes, and slightly altered others, supplying some new ones from her well-proven stores.' There is a remarkable recipe on page 85 for "Ivory dust jelly' made from ivory dust "obtained from any ivory turner in London or Sheffield'. The jelly "is used to give extra nourishment to other dishes'. The writer suggests adding a little to a cup of beef tea.
      Both LoEN and OB date this edition [1884].% 0870

    • 3. — [Title as [1884]] | Fifth edition.
      London: The British Women's Temperance Association; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v-viii], [1] 2-129, [i-vii] ads   [1s on p v of ads]   Blue cloth  
      GB:   *LB  

      LB dates this edition [about 1890]; however, there is an advertisement on page vi following the text pages for "Addresses, reports, and minutes of the 17th annual meetings of the B.W.T.A.... held May, 1893'. The LB copy is signed on the recto of the blank leaf preceding the title-page, in black ink, "Elsie from M. A. E. 1903'.% 0871


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