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JERROLD, William Blanchard   1826-1884


Jerrold wrote under the pseudonym Fin-Bec. His other publications include "The epicure's year book and table companion', London: Bradbury, Evans and Co, 1868, and "The epicure's year book for 1869', London: Bradbury, Evans and Co, 1869.% 2266

  • The book of menus
  • Subjects: menus, gastronomy,

    • 1. The | book of menus. | 1876. | By Fin-Bec, | author of | "The Epicure's Year-Book,"
      London: Grant and Co; 1876
      22.5 x 14.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ht, [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii, [1] 2-302 [303-304], [i-viii] ads   Green cloth with floral design on front  
      Bib:   A39   B521 and 623  
      GB:   LB   *LCS   LG   LoEN   OB   WYoLU(B)  
      US:   DLC   PP   MB  

      Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""Tout se fait en di3nant dans le sie1cle ou1 nous sommes, et c'est par les di3ners qu'on gouverne les hommes."' The half-title, which is printed in yellow, brown and three shades of green, is illustrated with people dining and still-lifes of game birds. All pages, including the title-page, have a decorative red border.
      The contents include "The epicure's almanack', "Of dinners and dinner-giving', "The wine cellar', "Royal menus', "Shakespere dinners', "Ceremonial entertainments', "City menus', "Whitebait menus', "Di3ner maigre', "Menus for all the year round' and "Fin-Bec's scrap book'.

  • The cupboard papers
  • Subjects: gastronomy,

    • 1. The | cupboard papers | by | Fin-Bec | author of | "The Epicure's Year-Book' "The Book of Menus' etc.
      London: Chatto and Windus; 1881
      16.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-viii], [1] 2-187   Red cloth with floral design on front  
      Can:   BVaUB  
      GB:   LB   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  

      The series name, "The Mayfair library', is on the binding. On page 48 Jerrold says, "... these Cupboard Papers of mine are a random series of observations I have made on eating and drinking, and cognate subjects # in many places, and sometimes under extraordinary circumstances.'

  • The dinner bell
  • Subjects: left-overs, cooking with,

    • 1. The dinner bell | a gastronomic manual | teaching the mistress how to rule a dainty | and thrifty cuisine, and the cook how to | prepare a great variety of dishes | with economy. | Edited by Fin Bec | author of "The Epicure's Year Book;" "The Book of Menus;" "The | Cupboard Papers," etc.
      London and Belfast: William Mullan and Son; 1878
      19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iv], 1-124   Green cloth with angel in cook's apron ringing bell on front  
      GB:   LB   LCF   LG   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NN   MB   MH   MCR   NNNAM  

      Printed on the title-page is ""I detest him (Croker) more than cold boiled veal." Letter from Macaulay to his sister'. The author's aim was to provide recipes for dishes made chiefly of left-overs.


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