Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

Soups, savouries, sweets

By TAYLOR, Helen B.

subjects: general, vegetarian cookery,

  • 1. Soups, | savouries, sweets | with a chapter on | breads | By | a practical housewife
    London: Richard Bentley and Son; 1889
    17.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xxii, 1-235 [236]   Brown cloth
    GB:   LB   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
    US:   MH   MCR  

    Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""Civilized man cannot live without cooks" Lucille # Owen Meredith".
    The introduction is signed "H. T. B. [{{sic}}]", presumably a typographical error for H. B. T. since BMCat cites Helen B. Taylor as the writer.
    The LB copy lacks the half-title.

  • 2. — Soups, | savouries, sweets, | or | vegetarian dishes. | With a chapter on | breads, biscuits, and cakes. | By | H. B. T. | Second edition.
    Manchester and London: John Heywood; [1897]
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] 3-96   Brown cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

    Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""Civilised man cannot live without cooks." Lucile # Owen Meredith."
    The introduction is signed "H. B. T. 6th February, 1897." Although the first edition caters in part for vegetarian tastes, in the intervening years the author seems to have become a convinced vegetarian. Recipes in the first edition which use fish, flesh or fowl are omitted here and the author explains in the rewritten introduction, "My object in preparing this book is to induce my readers to give vegetarian cookery a trial and so discover how advantageous to health [such a] diet is."
    LoEN and OB hold second copies, both acquired in 1903 and both bound in paper.