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The comic cookery book

By CURTISS, Fred Hull

subjects: humour,

  • 1. The comic | cookery book | and | dyspeptic's guide to the grave | by F. H. Curtiss
    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; 1891
    15.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-9] 10-80   [1s on binding]   Thin grey boards with fat man asleep at a table on front
    GB:   LB   *LCS  

    On the title-page is the quotation ""While we live let us live," "For we'll be a long time dead." # Chawsir."
    The chapters are entitled "Dinner giving', "Bills of fare', "Table manners", "Recipes', "Emergencies', "Weddings', "Raising the children', "Home hints" and "Appendix'. The entire book is written tongue-in-cheek. For example, "Fig pudding' on page 49 begins "From a fashion magazine, cut out Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, etc. until you have figs enough. Pound them in a mortar...."% American editions: NUCat records "The Berkshire News comic cook book and dyspeptic's guide to the grave', Great Barrington, Massachusetts: Douglas Brothers, 1890, and "The comic cook book and dyspeptic's guide to the grave [with "Fun on draught"]', New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co, [c1890]. LB has a copy of the former with "London agents: Brentano's" stamped in purple ink below the American imprint.

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