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French household cooking

By KEYZER, Mrs Frances

subjects: france, cookery of,

  • 1. French | household cooking | with a number of recipes from | the best Paris chefs | simple and inexpensive | by | an Englishwoman in Paris ) (Mrs. Frances Keyzer)
    London: The Offices of "Country life' Ltd, and George Newnes Ltd; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; nd
    21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vi, 1-120 [121], [i-vii] publ ads   Green cloth
    Bib:   B258  
    GB:   LB   LoEN   OB   *WYoLU(B)  
    US:   DWP   OrP   IdU   MB   NN   ICJ  

    The series name, "Country life library', is on the binding. This first edition was issued in November 1908 according to the publishing history given in the third and fourth editions. LoEN dates its copy, acquired in January 1909, [1909], as do LB and OB.

  • 2. — [Title as first edition]
    London: The Offices of "Country life' Ltd, and George Newnes Ltd; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; nd
    21.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vi, 1-134 [135], [i-ix] publ ads   Blue-green cloth
    Bib:   B258  
    GB:   LB   LCS   LWel   *OPo(F)  
    US:   NN   NNNAM  

    The second edition was issued in November 1909 according to the publishing history cited in the third and fourth editions. LB dates this enlarged edition [1910].
    The LCS and NNNAM copies have an unpaginated leaf of advertisements preceding the half-title. The LWel copy, which also has this extra leaf of advertisements, is bound in paper, with a chef tasting from a spoon on front. The price of 1s is cited on the paper binding.% 2332

  • 3. — [Title as first edition] | Third edition
    London: The Offices of "Country life' Ltd, and George Newnes Ltd; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; [June 1915]
    21.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-vi] vii-x, 1-160 [161], [i-v] publ ads   [1s on binding]   White paper with woman stirring contents of bowl on front
    Bib:   A172   B258  
    GB:   *LB  
    US:   DLC   OCl   ICJ   NN  

    Printed on page iv is "First edition November 1908 < Second edition November 1909 < Third edition June 1915'. Chapters VI "Venison', VII "Pasties and Pa3te2s', XVI "Summer food' and XVIII "Bread-making' are new to this edition.
    Axford 172 incorrectly dates this 161-page edition 1908.% 2333

  • 4. — [Title as first edition] | Fourth edition
    London: The Offices of "Country life' Ltd, and George Newnes Ltd; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; 1919
    17.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [iii-vi] vii-x, 1-163 [164]   Rebound
    GB:   *ScGUSc  

    Printed on the verso of the half-title is "First edition November 1908 < Second edition November 1909 < Third edition June 1915 < Fourth edition July 1919'.

  • 5. — [Title as first edition] | Fifth edition | First edition November 1908 | Second edition November 1909 | Third edition June 1915 | Fourth edition July 1919 | Fifth edition October 1922
    London: The Offices of "Country life' Ltd, and George Newnes Ltd; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; 1922
    21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v [vi] vii-viii, 1-165 [166], [i-ii] ads   [2s 6d on binding]   Thin white boards with woman stirring on front
    GB:   LB   OB   *OPo(F)  
    US:   NN  

    The LB copy is bound in blue-green cloth.
    OB dates its copy of the fifth edition, acquired in June 1923, 1923.% 2335

  • 6. — French household | cooking | with recipes from the best | chefs of Paris | by | Frances Keyzer | Sixth edition, revised and enlarged
    London: Country Life Ltd; [1928]
    21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix [x] xi-xvi, 1-128   Light brown paper covered boards
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    Printed on page ii is "First edition 1908 < Second edition 1909 < Third edition 1915 < Fourth edition 1917 [{{sic}}] < Fifth edition 1922e< Sixth edition 1928'. The date of the fourth edition cited here, 1917, is probably a typographical error since the only fourth edition that I have found is dated 1919.% 2336