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The olio cookery book

By SYKES, Miss L.

  • 1. The olio | cookery | book. | By L. Sykes. | Adapted to meet the requirements of the Board of Education | Examination in Cookery. | Tenth edition. | 1/- nett. Postage extra.
    Manchester: Abel Heywood; Preston: W. S. Heane; Dublin and Belfast: Eason and Sons; printed at The Guardian Printing Works, Preston; nd
    24.5 x 14.5 cm   Pp [1] 2-200 [201-202]   1s   Purple paper
    GB:   *LoEN   OB  

    Accompanying the half-title illustration are the words, "The book for every home < economical < practical < 1099 helpful recipes."
    The tenth edition was also sold bound in cloth at 2s, according to the preface. Linen covers, worked or traced, were available.
    LoEN and OB date this edition [1914].

  • 2. — [Another edition, tenth, [1916]]
    GB:   LB destroyed  

    BMCat cites another edition numbered tenth, London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, [1916], pages 200.

  • 3. — The olio | cookery | book. | By L. Sykes. | Adapted to meet the requirements of the Board of Education | Examination in Cookery. | Eleventh edition. | Two shillings and sixpence.
    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd, and John Heywood; Manchester: Abel Heywood, and John Heywood; Dublin and Belfast: Eason and Sons; printed by G. Toulmin and Sons Ltd, Preston; nd
    23.0 x 15.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-209 [210]   2s 6d   Blue cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB   OPo(F)  
    US:   NN  

    Accompanying the half-title illustration are the words, "The book for every home < economical < practical < 1326 helpful recipes."
    The volume was also available bound in paper at 1s 6d, says the preface. Linen covers, worked or traced only, could be supplied.
    LB dates this edition [1917]; LoEN and OB date it [1918].

  • 4. — The olio | cookery | book. | By L. Sykes. | Adapted to meet the requirements of the Board of Education | Examination in Cookery. | Thirteenth edition. | Full cloth, interleaved 3/6 nett. Postage 6d. | Paper covers 2/- nett. Postage 4d.
    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd, and John Heywood; Manchester: Abel Heywood, and John Heywood; Dublin and Belfast: Eason and Sons; printed by G. Toulmin and Sons Ltd, Preston; nd
    24.0 x 15.0 cm   Pp [1-2] 3-207 [208]   2s   Blue paper
    GB:   *Priv coll   LB destroyed  

    Above the half-title illustration are the words, "The book for every home < economical < practical". There are 1,326 numbered recipes. LB dates the thirteenth edition [1920].

  • 5. — The olio | cookery | book | by L. Sykes. | Adapted to meet the requirements of the Board of Education Examination in Cookery | Fourteenth edition. | Full cloth, interleaved 4/- nett. | Paper covers 2/6 nett. | Postage | extra.
    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd, and John Heywood; Manchester: Abel Heywood, John Heywood, and Lawlor's; Dublin and Belfast: Eason and Sons; Glasgow: John Menzie's; printed by G. Toulmin and Sons Ltd, Preston; nd
    24.5 x 15.5 cm   Pp 1-303 [304]   2s 6d   Orange paper with pots and pans on front
    Bib:   B454  
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   ICJ  

    Printed on the title-page along with ""Experientia docet."" is the quotation ""Everything here is nice to taste, nothing need ever go to waste. Cheery wee thoughts to make you smile, and very good dishes make life worth while.""
    The half-title illustration from earlier editions has been moved to page 6 and altered slightly.
    The author gives her address in the preface as Miss L. Sykes, 57 West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire.
    There are now 1,776 numbered recipes.
    LoEN and OB date the fourteenth edition [1924]. LB dates its copy [1923]. BMCat also cites as destroyed a 305-page, interleaved edition which it dates [1922].

  • 6. — The "olio" | cookery | book | by L. Sykes | Adapted to meet the requirements of the | Board of Education Examination in Cookery | Fifteenth | edition
    London: Ernest Benn Ltd; 1928
    24.5 x 15.0 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-x, [1] 2-309   [5s in preface]   Black cloth
    GB:   *LB   OB   SYoDC  
    US:   NN  

    The preface says that the 200,000 mark in sales has already been passed. This edition was also sold bound in paper for 2s 6d. The recipes are not numbered.

  • 7. — The "olio" | cookery | book | by L. Sykes | Adapted to meet the requirements of the | Board of Education Examination in Cookery | Fifteenth impression revised and reset | (25,000 copies) December 1928 | Sixteenth impression (25,000 copies) | January 1931 < Seventeenth impression | (25,000 copies) June 1934
    London: Ernest Benn Ltd; 1934
    24.0 x 14.5 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-x, [1] 2-309   Rebound
    GB:   *LCS  

  • 8. — The "olio" | cookery | book | By L. Sykes | Adapted to meet the requirements of the | Board of Education Examination in Cookery | Fifteenth impression revised and reset | (25,000 copies) December 1928 | Sixteenth impression (25,000 copies) | January 1931. Seventeenth impression | (25,000 copies) June 1934 | Eighteenth impression May 1946
    London: Ernest Benn Ltd; May 1946
    23.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-x, [1] 2-309   [6s on binding]   White paper with pots and pans on front
    GB:   *LB  

  • 9. — The "olio" | cookery | book | by L. Sykes | Adapted to meet the requirements of the | Board of Education Examination in Cookery | Fifteenth impression revised and reset | (25,000 copies) December 1928 | Sixteenth impression (25,000 copies) | January 1931 | Seventeenth impression | (25,000 copies) June 1934 | Eighteenth impression May 1946 / Nineteenth impression May 1947
    London: Ernest Benn Ltd; 1947
    23.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-x, [1] 2-309   Blue cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  

  • 10. — The "olio" | cookery | book | by L. Sykes | Adapted to meet the requirements of the | Board of Education Examination in Cookery | Fifteenth impression revised and reset | (25,000 copies) | December 1928 / Sixteenth impression (25,000 copies) | January 1931 | Seventeenth impression | (25,000 copies) June 1934 | Eighteenth impression May 1946 | Nineteenth impression Sept. 1947 | Twentieth impression 1948
    London: Ernest Benn Ltd; 1948
    22.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-x, [1] 2-309   Blue cloth
    GB:   LB   LCS   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   WU  

  • 11. — The | olio | cookery book | by L. Sykes
    London: Ernest Benn Ltd; [1954]
    23.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [1-6] 7-320   Paper covered boards with white-and-green check design
    Can:   BVaP  
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  

    Printed on the verso of the title-page is "Twenty first impression revised and reset 1954".