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Economical cookery for the middle classes

By ADDISON, Mrs Kate

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  • 1. Economical cookery | for | the middle classes. | By a lady.
    London: Hodder and Stoughton; 1879
    18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], 1-55   Blue cloth with floral design on front
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   MB  

    The author is not identified by name in this edition. In the preface, which is signed simply "the authoress", Mrs Addison says that she has lived abroad the greater part of her life but is now settled in England. She cites the dishes of Madeira, the Continent and southern Africa as among those she has sampled and begs her reader "to escape from the trammels of the ordinary British fare, and give the following recipes an unprejudiced and honest trial". The book includes many Portuguese and Spanish recipes, as well as instructions for making "Mexican frijoles", "West Indian pepper-pot" and "African "babotie"".

  • 2. — Economical cookery | for | the middle classes. | By | Mrs. Addison. | Second edition.
    London: Hodder and Stoughton; 1879
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], 1-69 [70], [i-iv] ads   Green cloth with floral design on front
    GB:   LB micro OB   *LCF   LoEN   OB  
    US:   DP  

    In the note to the second edition on page viii, which is signed "Kate Addison", the author says, "... in only a few circumstances have I been able conscientiously to add to my previous collection". She also defends her frequent use of garlic.
    The copy in LCF is initialled by hand on the title-page by Charles Herman Senn.

  • 3. — [Another edition, third, 1884]

    Described in CBCat 34 as having 71 pages.

  • 4. — Economical cookery | for the | middle classes | by | Kate Addison.
    London: Hodder and Stoughton; 1893
    18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], 1-252, [i-iv] publ ads   [1s 6d on spine]   Red cloth
    GB:   LB micro OB   *LCF   LWel   LoEN   OB  

    In the preface, which is signed "Kate Addison. Broxbourne, Herts.", the author states that "this fourth and enlarged edition... contains over three hundred more recipes than the first".

  • 5. — Economical cookery | by | Kate Addison | Revised and enlarged | by M. Clare E. Addison
    London, New York and Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-viii, [1-2] 3-312   [2s 6d on p ii]   Blue cloth with 4 dinner plates on front
    GB:   LB micro OB   *OB  

    M. Clare E. Addison, the author's daughter, states in the preface that she has added fifty new recipes. This edition has 662 numbered recipes and is part of "The woman's economical series". Both LB and OB date the book [1912].
    The OB copy has the original dust-jacket glued to the front end-paper.