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Pastry and sweets for the dinner and supper tables

By PASTRY AND SWEETS FOR THE DINNER AND SUPPER TABLES

subjects: desserts, promotional,

  • 1. Pastry & sweets | for the | dinner & supper tables. | Practical hints | on their preparation. | Fourth edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons; nd
    14.0 x 9.0 cm   Pp [1-36]   Light blue paper with woman holding parasol on front
    GB:   *Bookseller's stock  

    The introduction states that "all the recipes are... the product of the prolonged experience of an accomplished "chef," who has graduated in the best schools of high class cookery." The text contains forty-seven numbered recipes using Bird's products.

  • 2. — Pastry and sweets | for the | dinner & supper tables. | Practical hints | on their preparation. | Eleventh edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons; nd
    16.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1] tp, i-vi [vii], [1-50]   Paper with woman seated on grass on front
    GB:   *LB  

    A list on page ii records all the recipes new to the eleventh edition. The text contains a total of seventy-one numbered recipes.

  • 3. — [Title as eleventh edition] | Twelfth edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons; nd
    16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [1] tp, i-vi [vii], [1-56]   Paper with woman seated on grass on front
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    There are seventy-eight numbered recipes in the twelfth edition.

  • 4. — Pastry and sweets | for the | dinner and supper tables, | practical hints | on their preparation. | Abridged | twelfth edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons; nd
    12.0 x 9.0 cm   Pp [i] ii-iv [v], [1-27]   Yellow paper with woman seated on grass on front
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    There are forty-two numbered recipes in this abridged edition.

  • 5. — [Title as abridged twelfth edition] | Abridged | fifteenth edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons; nd
    12.0 x 9.0 cm   Pp [i] ii-iv [v], [1-27]   Yellow paper with woman seated on grass on front
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    There are forty-two numbered recipes.

  • 6. — [Title as abridged twelfth edition] | Abridged | seventeenth edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd; nd
    12.0 x 9.0 cm   Pp [i] ii-iv [v], [1-27]   White paper with woman seated on grass on front
    GB:   *OB  

    The abridged seventeenth edition contains forty-three numbered recipes. OB dates its copy [1903].

  • 7. — [Another edition, nineteenth, nd]
    GB:   Priv coll  

    Published by Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd.

  • 8. — [Another edition, twenty-first, nd]
    GB:   Priv coll  

    Published by Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd.

  • 9. — [Upper portion of tp torn off] | Practical hints | on their preparation. | Twenty-second edition.
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] iii-viii, [1-64]   Lacks binding
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    There are 107 numbered recipes.
    Parts of the first leaf of the collector's copy are torn and missing. Since I cannot tell whether the leaf was paginated, I have placed its page numbers, i-ii, in square brackets.

  • 10. — [Another edition, twenty-fifth, nd]
    GB:   DuSB   SYoDC  

    Published in Birmingham by Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd. SYoDC reports that there is a printed label in its copy which says, "January 1st 1920. This booklet was printed before the War and consequently the prices quoted in same are not correct...."

  • 11. — Pastry & sweets | for | luncheon, dinner and supper | Practical recipes | for their preparation | Twenty-sixth edition
    Birmingham: Alfred Bird and Sons Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] iii-viii [ix], [1-63]   White paper with boy cook stirring contents of bowl on front
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    The twenty-sixth edition contains 118 numbered recipes.