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High-class cookery recipes

By CLARKE, Mrs Edith

subjects: education, vocational,

  • 1. The National | Training School for Cookery | South Kensington, S.W. | High-class cookery | recipes, | as taught in the school. | Prepared by | Mrs. Charles Clarke, | the Lady Superintendent
    London: W. H. Allen and Co; 1885
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-vii] viii-xiv, [15] 16-163 [164], 1-10 ads, [1] 2-44 [45-50] ads   Green cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   LWel   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   MH   MCR  

    In the preface, which is dated 23 June 1885, the author says, "I have written these [recipes] somewhat hastily during an extra pressure of work entailed by the Inventions Exhibition; and must, therefore, ask forgiveness if, in some cases, the recipes are not as neatly worded as they should be."

  • 2. — The National | Training School for Cookery, | South Kensington, S.W. | High-class cookery | recipes, | as taught in the school. | Prepared by | Mrs. Charles Clarke, | the Lady Superintendent. | Second edition.
    London: printed and published for the Lady Superintendent of the National Training School for Cookery by William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1887
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v-vi], [1] 2-220, [i-xii] ads   Green cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   LCS   *LoEN   OB  

    In the preface to the second edition, dated February 1887, the author states, "This edition contains a good many fresh recipes of all kinds, and the old ones have been thoroughly revised. Indian curries form a new feature, the recipes for which I collected last summer in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, from a native of Madras."% 1048

  • 3. — The National | Training School for Cookery, | Buckingham Palace Road, S.W. | High-class cookery | recipes, | as taught in the school. | Prepared by | Mrs. Charles Clarke, | the Lady Superintendent. | Third edition.
    London: printed and published for the Lady Superintendent of the National Training School for Cookery by William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1890
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-220, [i-vi] ads   Green cloth
    GB:   *LWel  

    In this third edition the author comments in the preface, "The extra work entailed upon me for the last twelve months in consequence of moving this school from... Exhibition Road, South Kensington, to these large premises,... [has] made it impossible for me to write the new recipes in time for this edition of my book. I have therefore put them all into a separate book...."% 1049

  • 4. — [Title as 1890] | Third edition, with appendix.
    London: printed and published for the Lady Superintendent of the National Training School for Cookery by William Clowes and Sons; 1892
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-270, [i-vi] ads   Green cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll   LB destroyed  

    This edition also appeared bound with the fifth edition of "Plain cookery recipes' (see entry below).% 1050

  • 5. — [Another edition, fifth]
    GB:   LoEN missing  

  • 6. — The National | Training School for Cookery, | Buckingham Palace Road, S.W. | High-class cookery | recipes, | as taught in the school. | By | Mrs. Charles Clarke, | the Lady Superintendent. | Sixth edition.
    London: printed and published for the Lady Superintendent of the National Training School for Cookery by William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1893
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv, [1] 2-265 [266], [i-ii] ads   [4s on binding]  
    GB:   GrART   *OPo(F)   ScGQ  
    US:   MB  

    This edition also appeared bound with the seventh edition of "Plain cookery recipes' (see entry below).% 1052

  • 7. — [Title as sixth edition] | Seventh edition.
    London: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1897
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-ix [x] xi-xii, [1] 2-265 [266], [i-ii] ads   [4s on binding]   Green cloth
    Bib:   A201   B90  
    GB:   LWel   LoEQ  
    US:   *DLC   OrU  

  • 8. — The National | Training School of Cookery, | Buckingham Palace Road, S.W. | High-class cookery | recipes, | as taught in the school. | By | Mrs. Charles Clarke, | the Lady Superintendent. | Eighth edition.
    London: printed and published for the Lady Superintendent of the National Training School of Cookery by William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1902
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-ix [x] xi-xii [xiii-xiv], [1] 2-282 [283], [1] blank, iii-iv ads   [4s on binding]   Green cloth
    GB:   *LB  

    The school is now named The National Training School {{of}} Cookery on the title-page. In the preface, which is dated January 1902, Mrs Clarke records the help she has received from Mr Charles Herman Senn "who has been, as Consulting Chef de Cuisine to the National Training School of Cookery, associated with [her] work for the last eight or ten years, and to whom [she is] indebted for many of the notes from which these recipes are written'.% 1054

  • 9. — [Another edition, ninth, 1904]

    CBCat 33 cites the ninth edition, 1904, pages xii, 282. The only copy of the ninth edition that I have examined is bound with an edition of "New high-class cookery, with game recipes' (see entry below).% 1055

  • 10. — [Another edition, tenth]

    This is advertised in EpicureDir 1909 for 4s.% 1056

  • 11. — The National | Training School of Cookery, | and Other Subjects of Domestic Economy, | Buckingham Palace Road, S.W. | High-class cookery | recipes, | as taught in the school. | By | Mrs. Charles Clarke, ) Principal. | Eleventh edition.
    London: printed and published for the Principal of the National Training School of Cookery by William Clowes and Sons Ltd; 1909
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-ix [x] xi-xiii [xiv], [1] 2-294, [i-ii] ads   [4s on binding]  
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    Mrs Clarke is now described as Principal on the title-page. This edition was also issued bound with the second edition of "New high-class cookery' (see entry below).% 1057

  • 12. — [Another edition, twelfth, 1912]
    GB:   Priv coll  

    This edition was also issued bound with the third edition of "New high-class cookery' (see entry below).% 1058