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Dinners at home

By SHORT

subjects: meals, dinner,

  • 1. Dinners at home | how | to order cook and serve them | by Short
    London: Kerby and Endean; 1878
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [9] 10-204, [1] 2-6 publ ads   Green cloth with 2 images on front: 5 people at table, entitled "At home"; man dining at table, entitled "At the club"
    GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   NN   MB   MH   MCR  

    The following quotations are printed on the title-page: ""Come home to men's business and bosoms." #Bacon. "A dinner lubricates business." #Boswell. "Appetite comes with eating." #Rabelais. "The vulgar boil, the learned roast an egg." #Pope. "Nay, there may yet some monstrous region be unknown to cook." #Shakespeare. "Some pigeons, Davy, a couple of short-legged hens, a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws; tell cook." #Shakespeare."
    In the preface, which is dated 1877, Short says, ""Dinners at home" is specially designed to give the mistress of the household such information as will enable her, without her constant attendance in the kitchen,... with a cook of moderate pretensions, to have a thoroughly satisfactory dinner served at home."

  • 2. — [Another edition, third, 1878]
    US:   MH   NNMer  

    NUCat records the third edition, London: Kerby and Endean, 1878. The MH copy lacks pages 9-12 and its half-title is mutilated.

  • 3. — [Another edition, fourth]

    Advertised for 5s in Short's "Breakfasts and luncheons at home" of 1880.

  • 4. — [Title as first edition] | Fifth edition.
    London: Kerby and Endean; 1878
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [9] 10-204, [1] 2-6 publ ads   Green cloth with 2 images on front: 5 people at table, entitled "At home"; man dining at table, entitled "At the club"
    GB:   *LCF  

    The quotations on the title-page of the first edition are repeated on the title-page of this edition.