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The home cookery book [published by Richard Edward King or J. Anderson's Polytechnic Ltd]

By HOME COOKERY BOOK

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  • 1. The | home cookery book | a complete manual of cookery. | Containing ) over 700 high-class modern recipes.
    London: Richard Edward King, 88 Curtain Road, EC; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1] 2-178   Blue cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll   LWel  

    The LWel copy is bound in red cloth and has the cover-title "The pantheon cookery book'.

  • 2. — The cookery book | containing over | seven hundred high-class modern recipes
    London: Richard Edward King, 88 Curtain Road, EC; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1] 2-178   Green cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    The cover-title is "The home cookery book'.

  • 3. — The cookery book | containing over | seven hundred high-class modern recipes
    London: Richard Edward King, 106, 108, 110 Tabernacle Street, EC; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1] 2-178   Blue cloth
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

  • 4. — The | home cookery book | a complete manual of cookery | containing | over 700 high-class modern recipes
    London: R. E. King and Co Ltd, 106 to 110 Tabernacle Street, EC; nd
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1] 2-178, [i-iii] publ ads, 1-6 [7] 8-22 [23] 24-25 [26] 27-31 publ ads   Green cloth
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    The cover-title is "The cookery book'.% 2134

  • 5. — The | home cookery book | a complete manual of cookery. | Containing | over 700 high-class modern recipes.
    London: R. E. King and Co Ltd, 106 to 110 Tabernacle Street, EC; nd
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-182] text, 8-16 [17] publ ads   Red cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    This edition is printed on poor quality paper and the leaves are unevenly trimmed. The text is unpaginated.% 2135

  • 6. — The | home cookery book | containing over 700 high-class modern recipes.
    Glasgow: J. Anderson's Polytechnic Ltd; nd
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv], [1] 2-178   Red cloth
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    General comments: Variations in the publisher's address, the title, and sometimes pagination, distinguish editions of this book. Although some titles are identical, for clarity I have departed from the usual method of referring to a previously cited title and repeated in full the titles of all editions.
    The book is not listed in EngCat; however, a search for the publisher's addresses in EngCat and "The Post Office London directory' reveals that those editions bearing the address 88 Curtain Road were the earliest and were probably published about 1893-1894. The address 106, 108 and 110, or 106 to 110, Tabernacle Road indicates a publication date about 1900-1905.
    CBCat cites a 178-page edition of "Home cookery book' with the cover-title "The bazaar cookery book'.% 2136