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A comprehensive guide-book to natural, hygienic, and humane diet

By BEARD, Sidney Hartnoll

subjects: vegetarian cookery,

  • 1. A comprehensive | guide-book | to | natural, hygienic, and | humane diet. | By | Sidney H. Beard, | Editor of "The Herald of the Golden Age." | Price one shilling net.
    Paignton, England: The Order of the Golden Age; London: W. R. Russell and Co Ltd, and The Ideal Publishing Union; New York: The Alliance Publishing Co; [copyright 1900]
    17.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-101 [102-103], [i] publ ad   1s   Rebound
    GB:   *MCe  

    The copyright date is from the verso of the title-page on which is printed "Copyrighted in England, America, etc, by Sidney H. Beard, 1900." The accession date on the MCe copy is 29 March 1901 and the library dates the book 1900.
    There are 136 numbered vegetarian recipes, and pages 71-72 explain "What to do at Christmas'. A synopsis of the recipes is on page 102, and the index on page 103. Some leaves (probably advertisements) must be missing from the MCe copy since, on page 5 of the preface, the author refers the reader to page 107 for a list of publications. The advertisement on page i says that profits from the sale of the book will benefit the work of The Order of the Golden Age.

  • 2. — A comprehensive | guide-book | to | natural, hygienic, and | humane diet | by | Sidney H. Beard, | Editor of "The Herald of the Golden Age.' | Third edition. | (Fifteenth thousand.) | Price eighteenpence net (post free). | To American and Canadian purchasers, forty cents (paper money).
    Paignton, England: The Order of the Golden Age; London agents: W. R. Russell and Co Ltd, and The Ideal Publishing Union; [copyright 1900]
    18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-110, 111-119 ads   18d   White cloth
    GB:   *ChAVe  

    This edition has 156 numbered recipes. Printed on the verso of the title-page is "Copyright by Sidney H. Beard, 1900." Note that on the title-page only a single quotation-mark follows "...Golden Age.', inconsistent with the double quotation-marks which precede the magazine's name.% 0124

  • 3. — A comprehensive | guide-book to natural | hygienic and humane diet | by Sidney H. Beard, | Editor of "The Herald of the Golden Age." | Fifth edition.| Thirtieth thousand. | Price 1/6 net | (post free).
    Paignton, England: The Order of the Golden Age; [1906]
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-138, [i-xxi] ads   1s 6d   Blue cloth with seated man reading a book on front
    GB:   *LB   LoEN   OB  

    The publication date is from the preface to the fifth edition which is signed "Sidney H. Beard. Barcombe Hall, Paignton, England. January 1st, 1906." The 187 numbered recipes are preceded and followed by much information on vegetarian diet and cookery.
    The OB copy is bound in blue limp cloth with a corresponding change of price on the title-page: "Price | one shilling net | (post free).' replaces "Price 1/6 net | (post free).'
    NUCat records a copy of the fifth edition at NN but does not specify if it is the thirtieth thousand.% 0125

  • 4. — [Another edition, sixth, fortieth thousand, 1906]

    This edition is advertised on page 34 of the fifth edition, fiftieth thousand, of Dr Josiah Oldfield's "The penny guide to fruitarian diet and cookery' published in Paignton by The Order of the Golden Age in 1906. It cost 1s bound in art linen, 18d post free for art linen boards, and 2s or 50 cents post free for the American and colonial editions.% 0126

  • 5. — A comprehensive | guide-book to natural | hygienic and humane diet | by Sidney H. Beard, | (Editor of "The Herald of the Golden Age.") | Seventh edition. | (Fortieth thousand.) | Price two shillings (50 cents net.)
    London: The Order of the Golden Age; [1913]
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-180   2s or 50 cents   Blue cloth with seated man reading a book on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LCF  
    US:   DLC  

    The publication date is from the preface to the seventh edition which is signed "Sidney H. Beard. January, 1913.'
    The DLC copy is bound in cream cloth, with a seated man reading a book printed on the front.% 0127

  • 6. — A comprehensive | guide-book to natural | hygienic and humane diet | by Sidney H. Beard. | (Founder of "The Order of the Golden Age, 1895.") | Eighth edition. | (Forty-fifth thousand.) | Price three shillings & sixpence net (75 cents).
    London: The Order of the Golden Age; [1921]
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-164, [165] 166-180 ads   3s 6d or 75 cents   Blue cloth with seated man reading a book on front
    GB:   *LB   LoEN   OB  

    The publication date is from the preface to the eighth edition which is signed "Sidney H. Beard. November, 1921.' There are 258 numbered recipes.
    NUCat lists a copy of the eighth edition at MBCo but does not say if it is the forty-fifth thousand.% 0128 American editions: NUCat cites an edition of 169 pages, New York: T. Y. Crowell and Co, 1900 (copies at DNLM, KMK, OCl, PPL and PPULC), and the second edition, also with 169 pages, by the same publisher and dated [1902] (copies at DLC, MB, PPULC, DNLM, OU, PP, PPD, ICJ and NN).% 0129