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WARREN, Mrs Eliza   


Mrs Warren wrote a number of books on cookery and household affairs, most of which were first published before 1875. "The economical cookery book for housewives, cooks and maids-of-all-work", for example, appeared in 1858; another edition, retitled "The sixpenny economical cookery book", was issued in 1875; and another edition, which returned to the original title, "The economical cookery book", was published in 1881. "Foy and Gibson's good plain cookery book for housewives, cooks, and maids-of-all work", Melbourne: Foy and Gibson, nd [1894 or later], pages 124, is likely an Australian edition of the same book. Other works on cookery published prior to 1875 include "Comforts for small incomes" of 1866, and "Cookery cards for hanging in the kitchen", sheets of cooking instructions which appeared in 1871. "My lady-help and what she taught me" (LoEN has an edition of 1877], although it contains a substantial amount of information on cookery, is written in the context of the house generally and so is not described here.

  • Cookery for an income of >200 a year
  • Subjects: menus, general,

    • 1. Cookery for an income | of | >200 a year. | By | Mrs. Warren, | author of | "How I Managed My House on >200 a Year;" "My Lady | Help, and What She Taught Me;" "Cookery Cards | for the Kitchen;" "How I Managed My Children | from Infancy to Marriage;" "How to Choose | a House and Its Furniture;" "Comforts | for Small Incomes;" &c., &c., &c. | editor of "Ladies' Treasury."
      London and Derby: Bemrose and Sons; 1887
      17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii, [1] 2-175 [176]   Rebound  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

      The preface is signed "Eliza Warren." The first chapter, "Cookery for an income of >200 a year", is followed by twelve chapters, each containing menus for a week's dinners for a particular month, from January to December. The menus are accompanied by the corresponding recipes.

  • How the lady-help taught girls to cook and be useful
  • Subjects: education, children, cookery books for,

    • 1. How the | lady-help taught girls | to | cook and be useful | by | Mrs. Warren | author of | "How I Managed My House on >200 a Year," | "How I Managed My Children from Infancy to Marriage," | "My Lady-help and What She Taught Me," | "The Way It is Done," | etc., etc., etc.
      London: Houlston and Sons; 1879
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp 2 publ ad, [i] blank, [i-iii] iv [v] vi, [7] 8-96, [i] blank, 3 publ ad   [1s on binding]   Yellow paper covered boards with scene on front of several girls around a kitchen table being instructed by a seated woman, and a man standing  
      GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  

      On the title-page only a single closing quotation-mark follows "Marriage," where double quotation-marks should appear.
      The preface is signed "Eliza Warren." The text is in the form of a narrative. Mrs Warren begins by recalling details of the plot of her earlier work, "My lady-help and what she taught me". The story in this book is a continuation of the tale of Miss Severn and describes her teaching cookery to young girls.


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