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How to read the menu

By HARNDEN, G. F.

subjects: menus,

  • 1. How to read | the menu. | The art acquired with ease in | a few hours. | Compiled by | G. F. H. | Price 6d. net. Post free 7d.
    West Norwood, SE: Truslove and Bray Ltd; nd
    15.0 x 9.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-24   6d   Orange paper
    GB:   LB micro OB   LoEN   OB  
    US:   *NN  

    Printed on the title-page is the quotation "Some hae meat and canna eat, and some would eat that want it; but we hae meat, and we can eat; sae let the Lord be thankit. Burns.'
    NN and OB date the book [1907]; LB and LoEN date it [1908].
    The LoEN and OB copies have significantly larger dimensions than the NN copy: 16.0 x 11.0 cm.

  • 2. — How to read | the menu. | The art acquired with ease in | a few hours. | Compiled by | G. F. H. | Second edition (revised). | Price 6d. net. Post free 7d.
    West Norwood: Truslove and Bray Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-3] 4-24   6d   Orange paper
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  

    LB and LoEN date the second edition [1912]; OB dates it [1911]. The quotation from Burns which appears on the title-page of the first edition is repeated on the title-page of this edition. Note that this edition has larger dimensions than the first.% 2049

  • 3. — How to read | the menu. | The art acquired with ease in | a few hours. | Compiled by G. F. H. | Price 6d. net. Post free 7d.
    West Norwood, SE: Truslove and Bray Ltd; nd
    8.5 x 6.0 cm   Pp [1-7] 8-36   6d   Orange paper
    GB:   *OB  

    This edition has miniature dimensions. The frontispiece is printed on the verso of the half-title and shows a man seated at a restaurant table dismayed at what he has ordered. The quotation from Burns also appears on the title-page of this edition which OB dates [1916].% 2050