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English and French cookery

By LINDLEY, Percy

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  • 1. The | housekeeper series. | Volume I.: | English and French | cookery. | Edited by | Percy Lindley.
    London: 123-125 Fleet Street and all booksellers; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [5-15] 16-148   [1s on end-paper]   Light blue cloth
    GB:   *LWel  

    LWel holds both this and the following edition which makes comparison easy. The title-pages are identical. This edition has a half-title but no roman-numbered pages. There are no advertisements in the text pages as appear in the following edition nor does this edition have a pictorial binding.

  • 2. — [Title as first cited edition]
    London: 123-125 Fleet Street and all booksellers; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp iii-vi [vii] viii [ix] x [xi] xii [xiii] xiv, [15] 16-148, 149 [150] 151-158 ads   [1s on binding]   White paper covered boards with woman tending pots on gas stove on front
    GB:   *LCF   LWel  

    The title-page is on page vii, the publisher's preface on ix, the contents on xi, and the introduction on xiii. This edition has no half-title. Pages iii-vi, viii, x, xii and xiv of the introductory material are advertisements. Part XV "Diet and cookery for dogs' is a thinly disguised advertisement for Spratt's products.
    MCe holds a copy of this edition which is rebound and lacks leaves at front and back. It begins with the title-page on page vii and ends with page 144.% 2489

  • 3. — The | housekeeper series | Volume 1.: | English and French | cookery. | Edited by | Percy Lindley. | New and revised edition. | 1890-91.
    London: 123-125 Fleet Street and all booksellers; 1890-91
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp ii-vi [vii] viii [ix] x [xi] xii [xiii] xiv, [15] 16-139   [1s on binding]   Light blue paper covered boards
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""But his neat cookery! He cut our roots in character; and sauc'd our broths." # Cymbeline, iv., 2.'
    This must be the edition cited in EngCat as published by Lindley in February 1890.% General comments: The first EngCat entry is for an edition published by Lindley in 1888 for 1s 6d.% 2490