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WILLY, Herr Theodore   


EpicureDir, page 106, lists Herr Theodore Willy as Principal of School of Piping and Confectionery, and gives 24 Francis Street, Tottenham Court Road, London, as his address. @Herr Willy prepared "Book of designs for confectioners", the second edition of which is advertised for 5s 2d post free, in Charles Herman Senn's "Practical gastronomy" dated 1892. The fourth edition is advertised for 5s in EpicureDir 1899. The 82-page sixth edition, dated 1904 and entitled "Book of designs: a guide specially adapted to British confectioners", is described in CBCat 38 as having no text, only designs for cakes.

  • All about piping
  • Subjects: icing and piping,

    • 1. All about piping. | By | Herr Willy. | With numerous illustrations by | the author.
      London: Herr T. Willy; 1891
      21.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [1-2], [i-ii] iii-vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-64, i-xvi ads   [5s on binding]   Grey cloth  
      Bib:   B500  
      GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   DLC  

      In the preface, which is dated October 1891, Willy begins by saying that he was induced to write the book by the appearance of a volume called "Ornamental confectionery" by Robert Wells of Scarborough. The entire preface is a criticism of that book.

    • 2. — All about piping. | By | Herr Willy. | With numerous illustrations by the | author. | Second edition, 1896.
      London: Herr T. Willy; 1896
      21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [ii-v] vi-x [xi], [1] 2-82 [83-84]   [5s on binding]   *LoEN  

      Unusually, the preliminary pages which are numbered in roman have the odd numbers on the verso and the even numbers on the recto of each leaf.
      In the preface to the second edition Willy comments that Robert Wells, in the face of Willy's criticism of his work, "has considered the most profound silence as the wisest course in his delicate concern"!

    • 3. — [Another edition, third, 1906]

      Cited in CBCat 38.


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