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Eggs and omelets: how to cook them in 250 different ways

By SENN, Charles Herman

  • 1. Eggs and omelets | how to cook them | in | 250 different ways. | By | C. Herman Senn, | author of | "The New Century Cookery Book," | "Practical Gastronomy," | "The Practical Cookery Manual," | "Ices and How to Make Them," | "Senn's Culinary Encyclopaedia," | "Recherche2 Side Dishes," | "Breakfast, Lunch and Supper Dishes," | "French Menus," | etc. etc.
    London: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; 1905
    18.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-110, [i-ii] ads   Green cloth
    GB:   *LB   LoEN   OB  

  • 2. — How to cook | eggs and omelets | in 300 different ways | by | C. Herman Senn, G.C.A., F.R.H.S. | author of | "The New Century Cookery Book," "The Cookery | Manual," "The Culinary Encyclopaedia," | "The Menu Book," etc.
    London, Melbourne and Toronto: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; 1915
    19.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-131   Green cloth
    GB:   *LB   LWel   LoEN   OB  

  • 3. — [Title as 1915]
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    Bib:   B428  
    US:   *DLC   WU   NN   ICJ  

    The title-page is identical in proportion and printed word to that of the LB [1930?] edition described immediately below, except that here "Printed in Great Britain" appears at the bottom of the page below the places of publication.
    DLC dates this edition [1915]. Its copy lacks the final leaves from page 129 on.
    NUCat indicates that WU, NN and ICJ hold the same edition as DLC; however, the standard cataloguing data supplied to the compilers of NUCat would not reveal the fine distinction between the DLC and LB [1930?] editions. A closer examination of the title-pages of the WU, NN and ICJ copies is needed to determine whether they match the DLC or LB editions.
    The Bitting 428 entry refers to the DLC copy in the Bitting collection.

  • 4. — [Title as 1915]
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-131, [i] ad   Brown cloth
    GB:   *LB  

    Unlike the edition at DLC described immediately above, "Printed in Great Britain" does not appear on the title-page.
    All the editions up to and including that dated 1915 were printed on narrow-format paper measuring 10.0-10.5 cm in width. The leaves of this edition are 11.5 cm wide; the publisher, however, has kept the narrow columns of text of the early editions, resulting in very wide margins.
    LB dates this edition [1930?].

  • 5. — How to cook | eggs and omelets | in 300 different ways | by | C. Herman Senn, O.B.E. | author of | "The Century Cookery Book," "The Menu Book," | "The Art of the Table," "Meatless Dishes," etc.
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [1-4] 5-131, [i-iii] ads   [6s on dust-jacket]   Red cloth
    GB:   LCF   *OPo(F)  

    The LCF copy is identical to that at OPo(F) except that the price on the dust-jacket is 5s.

  • 6. — How to cook | eggs and omelets | in 300 different ways | by | C. Herman Senn, O.B.E., G.C.A., | F.R.H.S. | author of | "The Century Cookery Book," "The Menu Book," | "Luncheon and Dinner Sweets," "Breakfast | Dishes and Savouries," "Summer and | Winter Drinks," etc. | New edition
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-131, [i] publ ad   Red cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   LCS   *LoEN   OB  

    LB, LoEN and OB date this edition [1935].% General comments: Although I cannot be sure of the chronological order of all the editions, I have arranged them in what seems the most likely sequence. The only entry in EngCat for the earlier version of the book showing 250 ways gives the title, "Egg cookery. 250 ways of cooking and serving eggs and omelets.", and describes the book as published by Simpkin in May 1905.