Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


Common-sense papers on cookery

By PAYNE, Arthur Gay

subjects: general,

  • 1. Common-sense papers | on | cookery. | By | A. G. Payne.
    London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter and Galpin; nd
    16.5 x 11.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-256, [1] 2-4 publ ads   [2s 6d on p 3 of publ ads]   Brown cloth
    GB:   LB   LCS   *LoEN   OB  

    The series title, "The ladies' household library", is on the binding.%
    The preface states, "The present work has no pretensions to be a complete book on cooking, but is simply a series of papers (which originally appeared in "Cassell's magazine")... The attempt has been made to so mingle recipes with anecdote, that the perusal of the book may be a means of entertainment as well as of useful information. The work is intended more for the drawing-room than for the kitchen."
    LB, LoEN and OB date the book [1877]. The date is confirmed by a printer's mark on page i of the advertisements which reads, "3 G-777".

  • 2. — Common sense papers | on | cookery. | By | A. G. Payne. | Fourth thousand.
    London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter and Galpin; nd
    16.5 x 11.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-256, [i-iv] publ ads   [2s 6d in ad]   Brown cloth
    GB:   LWel   *OPo(F)  
    US:   NNNAM  

    The series name, "The ladies' household library", is on the binding.
    This edition was probably published about 1877-1878: the printer's mark on page i of the advertisements in the OPo(F) copy reads, "3G-878"; the printer's mark on the same page of the LWel and NNNAM copies reads, "3G-1077".

  • 3. — Common sense papers | on | cookery. | By | A. G. Payne. | Fourth thousand. [bound with] Common-sense | housekeeping. | By | Phillis Browne. | Fourth thousand.
    Both titles@London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter and Galpin; nd
    16.5 x 11.0 cm   Pp [3-5] 6-256, [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [9] 10-255, [i-v] publ ads   Green cloth
    GB:   *LWel  

    The printer's mark on page ii of the advertisements which reads, "IG-1180", suggests a publication date of about 1880.