Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


Food: what to buy and how to cook it

By PHILP, Robert Kemp

subjects: general,

  • 1. Food | what to buy | and how to cook it | a practical guide to housewives | combining | comfort with economy | and | good fare at a small cost | by the author of | "Enquire Within;" "The Practical Housewife," &c., &c.% London: William Wells Gardner, and Alex. Richardson, nd
    16.5 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ht, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-viii, [1] 2-128, [i-iv] ads   [1s on spine]   Brown paper covered boards with image on front of woman checking contents of saucepan
    GB:   LB micro OB   *LoEN   OB  

    The LoEN copy bears the library's handwritten date of [1876] on the title-page while the catalogue cites [1878]. LB dates the book [1875]; OB, [1876]. EngCat records the book published in 1875.
    Philp also wrote "What food to buy, and how to cook it", London: Ward and Lock, nd [1856] (copies at LB and LoEN). The titles may be almost identical but the text of the later book, although it follows a similar pattern to the earlier book, has been completely rewritten.