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The bachelor girl's cookery book

By HENRY, Mrs May and Jeannette Halford

subjects: catering for one or two,

  • 1. The | bachelor girl's | cookery book | containing over 300 carefully tested & | easy recipes for various meals, together | with hints on kitchen management | by | May Henry, L.C.A. | certificated National | Training School of Cookery; | author of "Dainty Dinners | and Dishes," etc., etc. | & Jeannette | Halford
    Letchworth and London: Garden City Press Ltd; nd
    15.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-145, [i-v] ads   [1s on binding]   Very thin grey boards with 3 girls in kitchen on front
    GB:   OB  
    US:   *NN   MWelC   ICJ  

    The authors say in the preface that the book is for the "many girls [who] now live independent lives in their own rooms in college, in tiny flats, and also in week-end cottages in the country.... [Their] original idea was to cater for those who only possess a kettle, frying pan, saucepan, and baking tin!' On page viii there is a list of quickly cooked dishes.
    NN and OB date the book [1910]. EngCat cites this title published in October 1910 for 1s.
    This edition was reissued a few years later in identical form. LB holds a copy which it dates [1915]. OB and LoEN each hold a copy which they date [1917] and [1918] respectively. Both the OB and LoEN copies have a label over the price of 1s on the binding giving the new price of 1s 3d.

  • 2. — The | bachelor girl's | cookery book | simplified recipes | for amateurs | Second edition | revised and enlarged | by | May Henry, L.C.A. | certificated National | Training School of Cookery: | author of "Dainty Dinners | and Dishes," etc., etc.) and | Jeannette Halford, O.B.E.
    [London: Williams, Lea and Co Ltd]; 1931
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii, 1-84   [2s on binding]   Limp blue cloth
    GB:   LB   OB  
    US:   NN   *NNNAM  

    The preface is dated October 1931. The publisher is cited on the binding.% 2092