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Simple cookery for the people

By SENN, Charles Herman

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  • 1. Simple cookery | for the | people. | "Easy & economical dishes." | By | Ch. Herman Senn, | author of | The New Century Cookery Book," "The Practical Cookery Manual," | "Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent," etc. etc.
    Westminster, SW: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    15.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [3-6] 7-50, [i-ii] ads   [1d on binding]   Blue paper
    US:   *NN  

    On the title-page there are no opening quotation-marks preceding "The New Century...".
    This appears to be the sixth edition since in the introduction Senn says, "Encouraged by the excellent reception... to a similar brochure of which five editions were published...." NN dates this edition [1908]. The contents are printed on the title-page.
    The earliest reference to this title in EngCat is for an edition published by Simpkin in April 1908. No edition number is cited.

  • 2. — Simple | cookery | for the | people | "Easy and economical dishes." | By Ch. Herman Senn. | Author of | "The New Century Cookery Book," | "The Practical Cookery Manual," | "Cookery for Invalids and the Convalescent," etc., etc.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-51, [i] ad   [1d on binding]   Blue paper
    GB:   *LCF  

    The edition number, seventh, is printed on the binding. The contents are listed on the title-page.

  • 3. — Simple | cookery | for the | people | "Easy and economical dishes." | By C. Herman Senn. | Author of | "The New Century Cookery Book," | "The Practical Cookery Manual," | "Cookery for Invalids and the Convalescent," etc., etc.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-59, [i] ad   [1d on binding]   Grey paper
    GB:   LCF   *OPo(F)  

    The edition number, eighth, is on the binding. The contents are listed on the title-page.

  • 4. — Simple | cookery | for the | people | "Easy & economical dishes" | by C. Herman Senn | author of | "The New Century Cookery Book," | "The Practical Cookery Manual," | "Cookery for Invalids," etc., etc.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    15.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-62, [i-ii] ads   [1d on binding]   Green paper
    GB:   *LCF  

    The edition number, ninth, is on the binding and is cited in the introduction. The contents are printed on the title-page.

  • 5. — Simple | cookery | for the | people | "Easy & economical dishes" | by | C. Herman Senn | author of "The New Century Cookery Book," "The Practical | Cookery Manual," "Cookery for Invalids," | "Meals Without Meat," etc., etc.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    15.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-64   [1d on binding]   Pink paper
    Bib:   B428  
    GB:   *LB   LCF  
    US:   DLC  

    The edition number, tenth, is on the binding. The contents are printed on the title-page. In the introduction Senn says he has provided "the average war-time cost". LB dates the tenth edition [1918].

  • 6. — Simple cookery | for the people | easy and economical dishes | by | C. Herman Senn, M.B.E. | author of "The Century Cookery Book," "The | Menu Book," "Luncheon and Dinner | Sweets," "The Art of the | Table," etc.
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; 1925
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-2] 3-62, [i-ii] ads   [2d on binding]   Grey paper
    GB:   *LCF  

    The edition number, eleventh, is on the binding and is cited in the introduction.

  • 7. — Simple cookery | for the people | easy and economical dishes | by | C. Herman Senn, O.B.E. | author of "The Century Cookery Book," "The | Menu Book," "Luncheon and Dinner | Sweets," "The Art of the | Table," etc.
    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    17.0 x 11.0 cm   Pp [1-2] 3-62, [i-ii] publ ads   [2d on binding]   Grey paper
    GB:   *LCF  

    The edition number, twelfth, is on the binding and is cited in the introduction.% General comments: Page 1 of the introduction to Senn's "The people's kitchen", [1912], says that "Simple cookery for the people" originally appeared in a 4-page pamphlet. The scarcity of the early editions of "Simple cookery for the people" must be due in part to the ephemeral nature of such small pamphlets.