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The complete cake book

By LITTLE, Miss May

subjects: cakes,

  • 1. The complete cake | book | by | May Little | author of "A Year's Dinners," "Cookery Up-to-Date," | "The Dinner Calendar."
    London: T. Werner Laurie; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-xii] xiii-xv [xvi], [1-2] 3-161 [162], [i-xiv] publ ads   Red cloth
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   NN   ICJ  

    The preface is signed "May Little. Cromer.' The text contains 200 numbered recipes followed by a section of twenty numbered extra recipes.
    LB, LoEN, OB and NN date their volumes, all acquired in 1912, [1912]. NUCat lists ICJ holding a copy dated [1912].
    The OB copy has the original dust-jacket, citing the price of 2s 6d, glued to the front end-paper.

  • 2. — [Title as first edition]
    London: T. Werner Laurie; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-xii] xiii-xv [xvi], [1-2] 3-161 [162], [i-xiv] publ ads   Blue paper
    GB:   *LoEN   OB  

    This is a re-issue of the first edition and is dated [1915] by OB and [1916] by LoEN (both library copies were acquired in April 1916). Text and advertisements are identical to the first edition. The binding is the distinguishing feature. The re-issue has a publisher's blurb on the front face of the blue paper binding describing the author's reputation and achievements whereas on the red cloth binding of the [1912] edition the author's name is cited without any added information.% 2494

  • 3. — The complete | cake book | by | May Little | author of "A Year's Dinners," "Cookery Up-to-Date"
    London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd; [1929]
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [iii-viii] ix-xi [xii], [1-2] 3-161 [162-170], [i-viii]   Rebound
    GB:   LoEN   *OPo(F)  
    US:   NN  

    The date of publication is from the verso of the title-page which reads, "Reprinted 1929'. Pages 162-170 are blank for additional recipes.
    The LoEN copy is bound in paper covered boards. On the front face of the binding is an image of cakes printed in colour and set against a purple background. The price of 2s 6d is on the spine.% 2495