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American dainties and how to prepare them


subjects: united states, cookery of,

  • 1. American | dainties | and | how to prepare them. | By | an American lady.
    London: L. Upcott Gill; 1897
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv, [1] 2-92, [i-ii] ads, [1] 2-11 [12-16] ads   [1s on binding]   Paper with a negro cook at a kitchen table on front
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   NN   MB  

    The anonymous author refers in the preface to the American sweet potatoes, pumpkins, cranberries and peaches which were then becoming "quite familiar sights in the London market", and introduces the English cook to the American method of measuring in cups and spoons which she uses in the 170 numbered recipes that follow. The title-page, on page i, is the first printed page.

  • 2. — [Another edition, 1907]

    CBSCat C22 lists London: Robert Jackson and Co, 1907, pages 92.% 0064

  • 3. — [Title as 1897]
    London: Robert Jackson and Co; [1909]
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-2] 3-8 [9] 10-36 price list of groceries, [i-iii] iv, [1] 2-92   Lacks binding
    GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

    The publication date is taken from the 36-page price list of American fancy groceries imported by Robert Jackson and Co which is dated November 1909.% 0065

  • 4. — [Title as 1897]
    London: Robert Jackson and Co; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] 3 [4] 5-18 [19] 20 [21] 22-40 price list of products, [i-iii] iv, [1] 2-92   [1s on binding]   Paper with American flag on front
    US:   *DLC  

    The cover-title is "American fancy groceries and recipes by an American lady for 170 dainty dishes". The 40-page price list of Robert Jackson and Co products preceding the title-page on page i is undated; however, the royal arms of King George V on the binding indicate that this edition was published in 1910 or later.% 0066