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Alphabetical guide to sailors' cookery

By ADKINS, Thomas Francis

subjects: nautical cookery,

  • 1. [First edition of "Alphabetical guide to sailors' cookery", 1899]
    GB:   LB destroyed  

    BMCat cites East Ham: Wilson and Whitworth, 1899, pages 133.

  • 2. — Alphabetical guide | to | sailors' cookery | for the use of | stewards and cooks on cargo-carrying vessels | by | Thos. Francis Adkins | Silver Medallist, Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition, 1896-97-99-1901 | Instructor of Nautical Cookery under the Technical Education Board, L.C.C., at the | Sailors' Home, Well Street and Dock Street, London, E. | Second edition
    Glasgow: James Brown and Son; London: Thomas Francis Adkins; 1903
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-ii] ht, [1-3] 4-136, [i-viii] ads   [1s 6d on binding]   Blue paper covered boards
    GB:   *LCF   OB  
    US:   NN   DLC  

    The cover-title is "The nautical and cottage cookery book". In the LCF copy the imprint cited above is on a label mounted over the original imprint, "London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode and published by Thos. Francis Adkins, 1903". The OB copy has no label over the original imprint.
    The author signs the preface "T. F. Adkins. Sailors' Home, Dock Street, London, E. 1903." and states, "The object of this book is not at all to provide information for the better class of ships, mail boats, etc, but for sailing ships, ocean tramps, and small craft, where the stores are entirely under the captain's supervision, and where there is little facility for keeping provisions".
    The recipes are arranged alphabetically in the main section called "General cookery recipes".

  • 3. — The nautical | cookery book | for the use of | stewards and cooks in cargo vessels. | By | Thos. Francis Adkins, | Silver Medallist, Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition, 1896-97-99-1901. | Instructor of Nautical Cookery under the Technical Board, L.C.C., | at the Sailors' Home, Well St. and Dock St., London, E. | Fourth edition.
    Glasgow: James Brown and Son; London: Thomas Francis Adkins; 1907
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-4] ads, [i-ii] tp, [1-3] 4, [i-ii], [5] 6-163, [i-iii] ads   [1s 6d on binding]   Light brown paper covered boards with a chef in a kitchen on front
    GB:   LB micro OB   LCF   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   ICJ   NN  

    This is a retitled edition of "Alphabetical guide to sailors' cookery". Inserted between pages 4-5 is a leaf with a letter from "Graham" to the author, dated 24 December 1907, printed on the recto. The letter seems to have been written for the publication of the third edition. The six plates are grouped together and follow the first page of advertisements at the back of the book.
    The LCF copy is signed on the page opposite the title-page, in black ink, "Mr. Herman Senn. With the authors [--sic--] compliments 9-1-08".

  • 4. — [Another edition, fifth, 1909]
    GB:   LB destroyed  

    BMCat cites the fifth edition, Glasgow: J. Brown and Son, and London: T. F. Adkins, 1909, pages 240.

  • 5. — The | nautical cookery book | for the use of | stewards and cooks of cargo vessels. | By | Thos. Francis Adkins, M.C.A., | Gold Medallist, Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition, 1911; | Silver Medallist, Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition, 1896-97-99-1901-11. | Fifteen years Instructor of Nautical Cookery under the Technical | Board, L.C.C., at the Sailors' Home, Well | Street and Dock Street, London, E. | Seventh edition.
    Glasgow: James Brown and Son; London: Thomas Francis Adkins; 1913
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-viii], 1-240 [241-255], [i-iii] ads   [1s 6d on binding]   Pink paper covered boards with ship on front
    GB:   *LCF  

    The title-page is on page i following one leaf of end-paper advertisements. The full-page illustrations show serviette-folding, cleaning and trussing fowls, joints of meat and a diagram of a bullock.
    This edition includes the undated preface to the sixth edition. Unlike the second edition of 1903, the general recipe section is now organised by subject, such as soups, fish and meat dishes.

  • 6. — The | nautical cookery book | for the use of | stewards and cooks of cargo vessels. | By | Thos. Francis Adkins, M.C.A., | Gold Medals Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition, 1911-1913; | Silver Medal Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition, 1896-97-99-1901-11 | Twenty-two years Instructor of Nautical Cookery under the | Technical Board, L.C.C., at the Sailors' Home, Well | Street and Dock Street, London, E. | Eighth edition.
    Glasgow: James Brown and Son; London: Thomas Francis Adkins; 1916
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vi], 1-240 [241-256], 1-7 ads   [2s 6d on binding]   Pink paper covered boards with ship on front
    GB:   LB micro OB   *LoEN   OB  

    The title-page is on page i. Page 7 of the advertisements at the back of the book is glued to the binding.

  • 7. — [Title as 1916 except no full stop after "vessels", and no comma before "1896-97-99-1901-11"] | Tenth edition.
    Glasgow: James Brown and Son (Glasgow) Ltd; London: Thomas Francis Adkins; 1921
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-vi], 1-240 [241-256], [i] ad, 1-6 publ ads   [3s 6d on binding]   Orange paper covered boards with ship on front
    GB:   *LB  

    The title-page is on page i. The plate, which faces the preface to the tenth edition on page iii, is a photograph of the author. Page 6 of the publisher's advertisements is glued to the binding.
    Some of the recipes feature unusual ingredients such as dolphin and porpoise.% 0010

  • 8. — The | nautical cookery book | for the use of | stewards and cooks of cargo vessels | by | Chas. Henry Atkinson, M.C.A. | Silver Medallist, 1925, Universal Food and Cookery Exhibition | London | Eleventh edition
    Glasgow: James Brown and Son; 1926
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xi [xii-xiv], 1-244 [245-251], [i-iii] ads   [3s 6d on binding]   Yellow paper covered boards with ship on front
    Can:   BVaP  
    GB:   LB micro OB   *LCF   LoEN   OB  
    US:   ICJ   NN  

    Atkinson, the reviser of Thomas Francis Adkins' original work, says in his preface to the eleventh edition that this book "is accepted as a standard one by the Shipping Federation, and is used in all their nautical schools of cookery". This work, however, seems also to have been used in the home, since a letter on page x signed by Gladys Owen, the Cookery Editress of "Home chat", suggests that "the average housewife will find it invaluable".% 0011

  • 9. — [Another edition, 1930]

    CBCat 34 describes the 1930 edition of 244 pages as published in Glasgow.% 0011a

  • 10. — [Another edition, fourteenth, 1941]

    This edition is cited on the verso of the title-page of the 1944 and 1960 editions.% 0012

  • 11. — [Title as 1926 except no edition number appears at end of title]
    Glasgow: Brown, Son and Ferguson Ltd; [1944]
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    On the verso of the title-page is "Fourteenth edition 1941 Reprinted 1944".% 0012a

  • 12. — [Title as 1926 except no edition number appears at end of title]
    Glasgow: Brown, Son and Ferguson Ltd; [1960]
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-xi [xii], 1-256   [9s 6d on binding]   White paper covered boards with ship on front
    GB:   *LCS  

    On the verso of the title-page is "Fourteenth edition 1941 Reprinted 1960". The plates are grouped together and follow page 256.% 0013