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Isobel edited a number of books and magazines on household topics, including a series called "The Isobel handbooks' which covered in part cookery (see the series title for a list of the volumes on cookery). "Isobel's home cookery' was a culinary magazine which was also sold in volumes of collected issues.% 2196

  • Dainty dishes for slender incomes
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. The Isobel handbooks. No. 1. | Dainty dishes | for slender incomes. ) Edited by | "Isobel" of Home Notes.
      London: C. Arthur Pearson; [1895]
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [1-7] 8-128, [i-ii]   [1s on binding]   Light brown cloth  
      GB:   LB   *OPo(F)  

      The preface of this first edition is dated London, February 1895.

    • 2. — [Title as first edition] | Third edition.
      London: C. Arthur Pearson; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [1-7] 8-128, [i-ii] ads   [1s on binding]   Light brown cloth  
      GB:   *LB  

      The preface is dated London, February 1895.% 2198

    • 3. — [Another edition, 1898]

      This 128-page edition is cited in CBCat 38.
      It is unclear where this edition and the following undated, unnumbered edition fit in the publishing sequence.% 2198a

    • 4. — Dainty dishes | for slender incomes | edited by | "Isobel" of Home Notes
      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] 7-128   [1s on binding]   Green cloth with vertical stripes on front  
      GB:   *OPo(F)  

      The preface is undated.% General comments: An advertisement in Charles Herman Senn's "Breakfast and supper dishes' published in 1898 cites the twenty-first thousand of "Dainty dishes for slender incomes'. An advertisement in Mrs Margaret E. Rattray's "Sweetmeat-making at home' of 1902 cites the twenty-second thousand.% American editions: A bookseller's stock held New York: New Amsterdam Book Co, 1900, and NUCat lists New York: New Amsterdam Book Co, 1902.% 2199

  • Pearson's home management
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Pearson's | home management | edited by | "Isobel" | containing information on | the management of the house | plain cookery | high-class cookery | the folding of serviettes | the duties of servants | laundry work | furnishing and decorating | the toilet | poultry-keeping | gardening | home doctoring | legal points | etc., etc. | with many coloured and full-page illustrations
      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd; 1904
      21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [1-4] ads, [i-iv] v [vi] vii-ix [x-xii] xiii-xlv [xlvi-xlviii], [1] 2-994, [i-xiv] ads   Maroon cloth  
      GB:   LB   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  

      More than three-quarters of the text is about cookery. The book includes contributions from Mrs Charlotte Eliza Humphry, Mrs Margaret E. Rattray, Mr Wootton and Dr Leney.
      The LB copy lacks the half-title and leaves of advertisements at front and back.

    • 2. — [Another edition, nd]

      CBCat 11/76 records an undated edition of 994 pages.% 2201

  • Vegetarian cookery
  • Subjects: vegetarian cookery,

    • 1. Vegetarian | cookery | edited by | "Isobel" of Home Notes
      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd; 1906
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [3-8] 9-125 [126]   [1s on spine]   Orange cloth%with cornucopia on front  
      GB:   LB   LCS   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
      US:   NN   ICJ  


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