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A year's dinners

By LITTLE, Miss May

subjects: menus,

  • 1. A year's dinners | 365 seasonable dinners | with instructions for cooking. A handy | guide-book for worried | housekeepers | by May Little ) First-Class Diplomee, late Staff Teacher at the National | Society's Training School of Cookery, | London. Author of "Cookery | Up to Date"
    London: T. Werner Laurie; nd
    21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-viii], 1-435 [436], [i-iv] publ ads   [6s on dust-jacket]   Blue-green cloth with woman carrying tray on front
    GB:   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
    US:   NN  

    Pages 1-122 contain a menu for every day in the year; 672 numbered recipes for the menus are on pages 187-428.
    "Harrods Ltd. (Book Department)' is printed on the dust-jacket of the OPo(F) copy. The dust-jacket of the OB copy cites the title-page publisher, T. Werner Laurie, not Harrods.
    LoEN and OB date this edition [1910]. NUCat lists an edition dated [1910] at DLC, ICJ and NN. I have examined the copy at NN and it corresponds to the OPo(F) copy described here. NIC(HA) also reports an edition dated [1910]. Axford 430 cites an edition dated 1910 without brackets; however, the only dated editions of this title that I have discovered were published in the thirties.

  • 2. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Harrod's Ltd; nd
    21.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-viii], 1-435 [436], [i-iv] publ ads   [6s on p i of publ ads]   Blue cloth with maid carrying tray on front
    GB:   *LCS  

    LCS has two copies which appear to be the same except for the publisher's advertisements. In the copy catalogued here the advertisement on the verso of the half-title is for Little's "Cookery up-to-date"; in the second copy it is for "Catering for the young' by Dorothy Morton. In both copies there is an advertisement on page i at the back for "A year's cookery' but in the copy catalogued here the edition number is not cited whereas in the second copy it is described as the tenth edition.% 2503

  • 3. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Harrods Ltd, Book Department; nd
    21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-viii], [1-2] 3-434 [435-436], [i-iv] publ ads   Blue cloth with maid carrying tray on front
    GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

  • 4. — [Title as first edition] | Seventh thousand revised
    London: Harrods Ltd; nd
    21.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-viii], [1] 2-434 [435-436], [i-iv] publ ads   Blue cloth with maid carrying tray on front
    GB:   *LCS  

  • 5. — [Title as first edition] | Tenth thousand revised
    London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd; nd
    21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-viii], [1-2] 3-434 [435-436], [i-iv] publ ads   Blue cloth with maid carrying tray on front
    GB:   *LB  

  • 6. — [Title as first edition] | Thirteenth thousand revised
    London: Harrods Ltd, Book Department; nd
    21.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-viii], [1-2] 3-434 [435-436], [i-iv] publ ads   Blue cloth with woman carrying tray on front
    US:   *DLC  

  • 7. — [Title as first edition] | Nineteenth thousand revised
    London: Harrods Ltd; nd
    21.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-viii], [1-2] 3-434 [435-436], [i-iv] publ ads   Blue cloth with maid carrying tray on front
    GB:   *LB  

  • 8. — [Another edition, 1930]
    GB:   Priv coll  

    A private collector reports an edition, London: Harrods Ltd, Book Department, 1930.% 2509

  • 9. — [Another edition, [1934]]
    US:   Bookseller's stock  

    This edition was published in London by Harrods Ltd. The following publishing history is recorded on the verso of the title-page: "First published 2,000 copies 1910 < Reprinted 2,000 copies 1913 < Reprinted 2,500 copies 1925 < Reprinted 2,500 copies 1925 < Reprinted 2,500 copies 1926 < Reprinted 2,500 copies 1926 < Reprinted, revised 2,500 copies 1927 < Reprinted 2,500 copies 1927 < Reprinted 2,000 copies 1928 < Reprinted, revised 4,000 copies 1929 < Reprinted 4,000 copies 1930 < Reprinted 2,000 copies 1932 < Reprinted 2,000 copies 1933 < Reprinted 2,500 copies 1934'.% 2510

  • 10. — [Another edition, [1937]]
    US:   Bookseller's stock  

    Like the [1934] edition, this was published in London by Harrod's Ltd. The same publishing history appears on the verso of the title-page with the addition "Reprinted 2,500 copies 1937'.% General comments: The menus on pages 1-122 were duplicated and published in 1912 as a wall calendar called "The dinner calendar' (a copy is in LoEN).% 2511