Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
WILLIAMS, William Mattieu 1820-1892
LoEN records the author's full given names.
- The chemistry of cookery
The | chemistry of cookery | by | W. Mattieu Williams | author of "The Fuel of the Sun" "Science in Short Chapters" | "A Simple Treatise on Heat" etc.
London: Chatto and Windus; 1885
18.5 x 12.5 cm Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii],  2-328,  2-32 publ ads dated January 1891 Red cloth with wire grill on front
GB: LB *LCS LWel LoEN MCe OB OPo(F) WYoLU(B)
US: MB NcU MiU N KEmT PPFr PPD PPC PPL PU-V CtY
In the preface, which is dated March 1885, Williams says that "the work is based on a series of papers that appeared in "Knowledge" during the years 1883 and 1884." The nineteen chapters include "Introductory", "The boiling of water", "Albumen", "Gelatin, fibrin, and the juices of meat", "Roasting and grilling", "Count Rumford's roaster", "Frying", "Stewing", "Cheese", "Fat # milk", "The cookery of vegetables", "Gluten # bread", "Vegetable casein and vegetable juices", "Count Rumford's cookery and cheap dinners", "Count Rumford's substitute for tea and coffee", "The cookery of wine", "The vegetarian question", "Malted food" and "The physiology of nutrition".
The pagination of the publisher's advertisements in the copies at LoEN, OB, WYoLU(B) and LB is identical to that in the LCS copy catalogued here; however, the advertisements in the LoEN and OB copies are dated January 1885, those in the WYoLU(B) copy are dated April 1887, and those in the LB copy, September 1891. The OPo(F) copy has no advertisements fol
[Title as 1885] | Second edition
London: Chatto and Windus; 1892
19.0 x 12.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii],  2-328,  2-32 publ ads dated April 1894 [6s on p 25 of publ ads] Red cloth with wire grill on front
[Title as 1885] | Third edition
London: Chatto and Windus; 1898
18.5 x 12.5 cm Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii],  2-328,  2-32 publ ads [6s on p 25 of publ ads] Red cloth with wire grill on front
GB: *Priv coll LB
[Title as 1885] | Fourth impression
London: Chatto and Windus; 1906
19.0 x 12.5 cm Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii],  2-328,  2-32 publ ads [6s on p 32 of publ ads] Red cloth with wire grill on front
American editions: NNNAM holds New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1885. NUCat cites another edition issued in the same year, New York: Cutter, 1885. NUCat also records editions dated 1891, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1902, 1908 and 1916, all of which were published in New York by D. Appleton and Co.
- Cantor lectures on the scientific basis of cookery
Society for the Encouragement | of | Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. | Cantor lectures | on | the scientific basis of cookery. | By | W. Mattieu Williams, F.C.S., F.R.A.S. | Delivered before the Society of Arts, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 1883. | Price one shilling.
London: printed by William Trounce; 1884
25.0 x 16.5 cm Pp [1-3] 4-20 1s Rebound
GB: MCe *OPo(F)
- The science of cookery
International Health Exhibition, | London, 1884. | The | science of cookery. | A lecture | delivered in the | lecture room of the exhibition, | June 9th, 1884. | By | W. Mattieu Williams.
London: printed and published for the Executive Council of the International Health Exhibition and for the Council of the Society of Arts by William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1884
20.5 x 13.5 cm Pp [1-3] 4-23 Rebound
GB: *LB OB
Williams discusses the following processes of cookery: roasting, grilling, braising, toasting and baking, all of which he classifies as cooking by radiant heat; and boiling and frying, cooking by contact. Through his scientific analysis he suggests the best ways of cooking food. No recipes are included in the text.
The lecture is also printed in Vol. VI, pages 111-133, of Health Ex Lib 1884.
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