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The quickest guide to breakfast, dinner and supper

By PARKER, Miss Gertrude

subjects: meals, planning,

  • 1. The | quickest guide | to | breakfast | dinner | and supper | by | Aunt Gertrude
    London: T. Fisher Unwin; nd
    12.0 x 15.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] ads, [1-6] 7-85 [86-87], [i-iii] ads   Greyish green paper covered boards on front of which is fanciful image of man seated on a grass mound at a tree-stump table with birds and fish flying into his open mouth and other articles of a meal running towards him
    GB:   LB micro OB   LCS   *LoEN   OB  

    Printed on page 4 against a blank background are the entwined initials "G P". A small bird perches on top of the initials. BMCat cites the author's full name as Miss Gertrude Parker.
    The text is simply a list of dishes with a short, one-line description of their ingredients and preparation. As the writer of the unsigned preface explains, "The object of this book is to enable those ordering meals to see at a glance the various dishes, and modes of dressing them, without being encumbered with the fuller directions (only necessary for the cook), which, with a few exceptions, are to be found in Mrs Beeton's "Book of household management."" On pages 86-87 there are a table for calculating the prices of butcher's meat, a wages table and a pence table.
    LB, LoEN and OB date the book [1885].

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