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The menu book

By SENN, Charles Herman

  • 1. The menu book | Fourth edition of | Practical Gastronomy | a menu compiler | and register | of dishes | (Copyrighted 1892) | By | C. Herman Senn, G.C.A., | Inspector and Consulting Chef, National Training School of | Cookery, 1892-1908. | Author of "Recherche2 Cookery," "The New Century | Cookery Book," "Recherche2 Side Dishes," "The Practical | Cookery Manual," etc., etc.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; 1908
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-320, [i-ix] ads   [6s on spine]   Green cloth with seated woman reading menu on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LCF   LoEN   OB  
    US:   DNAL   ICJ   NN  

    The LCF copy has only eight unnumbered pages following page 320.
    There are two entries in EngCat for the fourth edition. One cites the title "The menu book. Being the 4th edit. of "Practical gastronomy"." and records the book published by Simpkin in November 1908. Immediately following is another entry for "The menu book. 4th edit. of "Practical gastronomy"." which records the book published by Simpkin in January 1909.

  • 2. — The menu book | (Le livre des menus) | Fifth edition of | Practical Gastronomy | a menu compiler | and register | of dishes | (copyrighted 1892) | By | C. Herman Senn, G.C.A. | Inspector and Consultng Chef, | National Training School of Cookery, 1892-1909. | Author of | "Recherche2 Cookery," "The 20th Century Cookery Book," | "How to Cook Vegetables," "Recherche2 Side Dishes," | "The Art of the Table," "The Practical Cookery Manual," | etc., etc.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Co; 1913
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-351, [i-v] ads   Blue cloth with seated woman reading menu on front
    GB:   *LWel  
    US:   MB   LU   OCl   NN  

    Oddly, there is an entry in the EngCat volume for 1916-20 for a fifth edition issued in February 1919 for which I have found no copies, but no entry in the EngCat volume for 1911-15 for the fifth edition of 1913 described here and for which I have found several copies.

  • 3. — The menu book | (Le livre des menus) | Sixth edition of | Practical Gastronomy | a menu compiler and | register of dishes | by | C. Herman Senn, M.B.E., F.R.H.S. | author of | "Recherche2 Cookery," "The 20th Century Cookery Book," | "How to Cook Vegetables," "Recherche2 Side Dishes," | "The Art of the Table," "The Practical Cookery Manual," | "Meals Without Meat," "The Book of Sauces," "The Culinary | Dictionary," etc., etc.
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-ii] ht, [1-3] 4-351, [i-iii] publ ads   Green cloth
    Bib:   B427  
    GB:   LB   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
    US:   DLC  

    LB, OB AND LoEN date this edition [1922].

  • 4. — The | menu book | a menu compiler and | register of dishes | by | C. Herman Senn, M.B.E., F.R.H.S. | author of "Senn's Century Cookery Book," "Luncheon and Dinner Sweets," | "Breakfast Dishes and Savouries," "Home-made Summer and Winter | Drinks," "The Art of the Table," etc. | Seventh edition
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; 1927
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-384   [10s 6d on p 383]   Green cloth
    GB:   *LB   LCS   LoEN   OB  

    The text ends on page 376. Pages 377-382 are blank for memoranda. Pages 383-384 are publisher's advertisements.

  • 5. — [Another edition, eighth, nd]

    Listed in JLCat 110.

  • 6. — [Another edition, tenth, nd]

    Cited in CBCat 13 and CBCat 9/76.

  • 7. — The | menu book | a menu compiler and | register of dishes | by | C. Herman Senn, O.B.E. | author of "Senn's Century Cookery Book," Luncheon and Dinner Sweets," | "Breakfast Dishes and Savouries," "Home-made Summer and Winter | Drinks," "The Art of the Table," etc. | Eleventh edition
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    20.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-376, 377-382 memoranda, 383-384 publ ads   Grey cloth
    GB:   *LCF  

  • 8. — [Another edition, twelfth, 1958]
    US:   DLC  

  • 9. — [Another edition, thirteenth, nd]

    Cited in CBCat 23.

  • 10. — The menu book | and check-list of dishes | C. Herman Senn | Completely revised by | Richard L. Gower, Gerald I. Dodd | and Paul H. Blaaser | (Lecturers in Catering, Cambridgshire | and Isle of Ely College of Arts and | Technology)
    London: Ward Lock Ltd; [1972]
    20.5 x 14.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-237 [238]   [>2.20 on dust-jacket]
    GB:   LB   OB   *OPo(F)  

    American editions: NUCat records the seventh edition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: C. N. Caspar Co, [1927], and the eighth edition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: C. N. Caspar Co, [193-?].