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Popular lessons on cookery

By POPULAR LESSONS ON COOKERY

subjects: general,

  • 1. Popular | lessons on cookery. | By a | former Staff Teacher of the National | Training School of Cookery.
    London: Griffith and Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; 1880
    16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ad, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-186, [i-ii] ads   Grey cloth
    GB:   LoEN   *OB  

    The following quotation is printed on the title-page: ""There are scientific principles lying at the foundation of the art of cookery, as of every other human art: and if you neglect to apply them # if you neglect to educate your cooks in them # you must expect to suffer." # Dr. Lankester." The quotation is repeated on the title-pages of all other editions that I have examined.
    A note, dated Greenleaf Lane, Walthamstow, June 1880, appears on page iii. It reads, "This book professes to be nothing more than a faithful transcript of demonstration lessons given in various parts of London, its suburbs, and the country. It is published by the desire of numerous pupils, and will, it is hoped, prove useful to the general public...." There is an advertisement at the back of the book for "popular lessons on cookery". "These lessons, with practical demonstration," the advertisement says, "will be given in any neighbourhood where a class can be formed. Applications should be made to School of Cookery, 10, Greenleaf Lane

  • 2. — Third thousand. | [title as first edition]
    London: Griffith and Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; 1880
    16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-186   Grey cloth
    GB:   *LG  

    Written in blue ink below "By a former Staff Teacher of the National Training School of Cookery" on the title-page is "Mrs(?) Maud Gardner". LG suggests that this person may be the author.

  • 3. — Fourth thousand. | [title as first edition]
    London: Griffith and Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; 1880
    16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ad, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-186, [i-iv] ads   Grey cloth
    GB:   LB   LWel   *WYoLU(B)  

  • 4. — Sixth thousand. | [title as first edition]
    London: Griffith and Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; 1882
    GB:   LWalMV on loan  

    The title transcription and imprint are taken from a photocopy of the title-page supplied by LWalMV. The library reports that there is an advertisement at the back of the book which states that the authoress will give courses of lessons herself at a fee of 20 guineas. She gives her address as Belle Vue, Greenleaf Lane, Walthamstow.

  • 5. — [Another edition, seventh thousand, 1882]
    US:   Bookseller's stock  

    Published in London by Griffith and Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris, and in New York by E. P. Dutton and Co.

  • 6. — Seventh thousand. | [title as first edition]
    No place: no publ; 1885
    16.5 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-186, [i-ii] ad   Brown cloth
    GB:   *WYoLU(B)  

    Like the edition described immediately above, this is also numbered seventh thousand; however, unlike that edition, no place of publication nor publisher is cited and the date of issue is three years later.
    In the advertisement for lessons at the back of the book the authoress now asks applications to be sent to 11 Cedars Park, Walthamstow.

  • 7. — Eleventh thousand. | [title as first edition]
    No place: no publ; 1885
    16.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [iii-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-186   Grey cloth
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    General comments: NUCat cites editions dated 1880 at NN and MH. The copies could correspond to any of the 1880 editions catalogued here or possibly represent other editions published in the same year.