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The good wife's cook book

By GOOD WIFE'S COOK BOOK

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  • 1. The | good wife's | cook book
    London: Selfridge and Co Ltd; 1911
    18.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [3-7] 8-323 [324], [i] ii-xiv index, [1-10] ads   White paper with yapped edges and woman reading cookery book on front
    Bib:   A187   B558  
    GB:   *Priv coll   LCS  
    US:   ICJ   NNNAM  

    The title-page has a border of different foodstuffs. There is an extra leaf on bread making numbered 234a-234b following page 234.

  • 2. — [Title as 1911]
    London: Jas. Truscott and Son Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-323 [324], [i] ii-xiv index, [i-xi] ads   Blue paper covered boards
    GB:   *LWel   WYoLU(B)  
    US:   NN  

    The title-page of this edition, which is on page 3, does not have the decorative border of the 1911 version. WYoLU(B) dates this edition [1912]. Its copy lacks the first leaf which in the LWel copy is blank on the recto with an advertisement on the verso. It also does not have the last eleven pages of advertisements.% General comments: Although no author is cited, it seems likely that Mrs N. Moser wrote "The good wife's cook book' since the title is listed as one of several books by her on the title-page of "How to cook beef, veal and mutton' (see Moser). Moreover, Mrs Moser wrote for companies to promote their products ("How to cook beef, veal and mutton', for example, was issued by a family butcher and includes a section on cooking with Little-Mary paper bags) and the 1911 edition of "The good wife's cook book' which was published by Selfridge's fits in the category of promotional cookery books.% 1190

Title-page of The good wife's cook book