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The Pytchley book of refined cookery and bills of fare

By LANDON, Major James Henry

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  • 1. The | Pytchley book | of | refined cookery | and | bills of fare | by | Major L.....
    London: Chapman and Hall Ltd; 1885
    19.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp 2 ads, [i] blank, [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-280, 1-16 [17] ads, [3] ad   Red cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   LCS   LG   LoEN   OB   *WYoLU(B)  
    US:   MiEM   OCl  

    Printed on the title-page is "Variety's the very spice of life, which gives it all its flavour. Cowper.' This quotation appears on the title-pages of all the editions that I have examined, that is the third, fourth and fifth editions. The book is dedicated "to the Countess Spencer, whose husband has for years been the principal supporter of the Pytchley country'. Menus in French and English on pages 6-101 are followed by 554 numbered recipes and a section on wines and their service.

  • 2. — [Another edition, second, 1886]
    Bib:   B267  
    GB:   NoCe  
    US:   NNNAM  

    The preface to the second edition is dated 15 January 1886.
    The NNNAM copy lacks the title-page.% 2371

  • 3. — [Title as 1885] | Third edition.
    London: Chapman and Hall Ltd; 1887
    19.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp 3 ad, [i] blank, [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-280, 1-12 ads, [i-ii] ads, 13-16 ads, [i] blank, 4 ad   Red cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  
    US:   NN  

  • 4. — [Title as 1885] | Fourth edition.
    London: Chapman and Hall Ltd; 1889
    19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp 2 ad, [i] blank, [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-280, 1-8 [9] ads, 3 ad   Red cloth
    GB:   *LB  
    US:   NIC(HA)  

  • 5. — [Title as 1885] | Fifth edition.
    London: Chapman and Hall Ltd; nd
    19.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xi [xii], [1] 2-280   Red cloth
    Bib:   A336   B267  
    GB:   LB   *OPo(F)   WYoLU(B)  
    US:   DLC  

    There is a testimonial dated 14 July 1891 in an advertisement on the front end-paper. The back end-paper with advertisements is missing from the OPo(F) copy.% 2374