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Fare and physic of a past century

By STEWART, Lady Alice Margaret King and Ella Robertson Christie

subjects: fund-raising, reprints, facsimiles, recipes from old manuscripts,

  • 1. Fare and physic | of | a past century | compiled by | Alice M. Stewart | and | Ella R. Christie
    Edinburgh: David Douglas; [London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes; Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons]; 1900
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii, [1-3] 4-95   [2s 6d on binding]   Yellow cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   NIC  

    The London, Cambridge and Glasgow publishers are printed on the verso of the half-title.
    In the preface, which is dated 8 March 1900, the authors say that the 343 numbered recipes come from old manuscripts. There are some interesting and unusual recipes, particularly in the "Preserving, pickling and curing" chapter, for example "Ginger lettuce" and a "Recipe for English coffee" which uses horse beans.
    A note at the end of the preface states that proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Marchioness of Lansdowne's Officers' Families Fund, called Lady Lansdowne's War Fund on the binding.