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The book of ices

By MARSHALL, Mrs Agnes Bertha

subjects: ice-cream,

  • 1. The book of ices. | Including | cream and water ices, | sorbets, mousses, iced souffle2s, and | various iced dishes, | with | names in French and English, | and | various coloured designs for ices. | By | A. B. Marshall. | (Price half-a-crown.)
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-67 [68], [i-iv] ads   Half crown   Blue cloth
    GB:   *LoEN   OB  

    There are 117 numbered recipes. The attractive colour plates show a variety of moulded ices. Pages 45-64 are advertisements for Mrs Marshall's products and illustrate many of her moulds. LoEN and OB date this first edition [1885].

  • 2. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-67 [68], [i-iv] ads   Half crown   Blue cloth
    GB:   *Bookseller's stock  

    "Fourth edition' is printed on the binding.% 5020

  • 3. — Sixth thousand. | [Title as first edition]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-67 [68], [i-iv] ads   Half crown   Blue cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    "Sixth edition' is printed on the binding.% 5021

  • 4. — Seventh thousand. | [Title as first edition]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery; nd
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-67 [68]   Half crown   Rebound
    GB:   LCS   LWel   *WYoLU(B)  

    There is a handwritten inscription on the blank leaf preceding the half-title dated 1894.% 5022

  • 5. — [Another edition, eighth, nd]
    US:   CSfA(SL)  

  • 6. — Tenth thousand. | The book of ices. | Including | cream and water ices, | sorbets, mousses, iced souffle2s, and | various iced dishes, | with | names in French and English, | and | various coloured designs for ices. | By | A. B. Marshall. | (Price half-a-crown nett.)
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-71 [72], [i-ii] ads   Half crown, [2s 6d post free on p ii]   Blue cloth
    US:   *DLC  

    "Tenth edition' is printed on the binding.% 5024

  • 7. — [Another edition, twelfth, nd]
    US:   NN   NIC   Bookseller's stock  

    The bookseller's copy was published in London by Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd.% 5025

  • 8. — [Another edition, fourteenth, nd]
    US:   MCR  

  • 9. — Sixteenth thousand. | The book of ices. | Including | cream and water ices, | sorbets, mousses, iced souffle2s, and | various iced dishes, | with | names in French and English, | and | various coloured designs for ices. | By | A. B. Marshall. | Revised and enlarged edition.
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; nd
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ad, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-79, [i-iii] ads   [2s 6d on p ii]   Blue cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  

  • 10. — Seventeenth thousand. | The book of ices. | Including | cream and water ices, | sorbets, mousses, iced souffle2s, and | various iced dishes, | with | names in French and English, | and | various coloured designs for ices. | By | A. B. Marshall. | Revised and enlarged edition. ) (Price half-a-crown nett.)
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; nd
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ad, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-79, [i-iii] ads   Half crown   Blue cloth
    GB:   *Priv coll  

  • 11. — [Another edition, eighteenth thousand, nd]
    US:   Bookseller's stock  

    Published in London by Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd.% 5029

  • 12. — The book of ices. | Including | cream and water ices, | sorbets, mousses, iced souffle2s, and | various iced dishes, | with | names in French and English, | by | A. B. Marshall. | Revised and enlarged edition.
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Robert Hayes Ltd; nd
    GB:   MCe  

    This edition is not numbered on the title-page; however, it has an advertisement on the verso of the half-title for the nineteenth thousand of "The book of ices'. It was issued without colour plates. Acquired in September 1923, MCe dates it [1922].
    This entry is compiled from a photocopy of the title-page supplied by MCe.% 5030

  • 13. — [Title as MCe edition described immediately above]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Robert Hayes Ltd; nd
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-80 [81-82]   [2s 6d on dust-jacket]   Blue cloth
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    Although this edition is not numbered on the title-page nor on the binding, "nineteenth thousand' is printed on the dust-jacket. Unlike the edition at MCe described immediately above, here the advertisement on the verso of the half-title is for the twentieth thousand of "The book of ices'. This edition has no colour plates.% 5031

  • 14. — [Another edition, nd]
    US:   Priv coll  

    A private collector reports an edition published in London by Robert Hayes Ltd. The advertisement on the verso of the half-title is for the twenty-first thousand of "The book of ices'.% 5032

  • 15. — [Title as MCe edition]
    London and Melbourne: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ad, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-67   Blue cloth
    GB:   *LCF  

    This edition has 118 numbered recipes and no colour plates. The advertisement on the verso of the half-title is for the twenty-second thousand of "The book ofices".% 5033

  • 16. — [Another edition, twenty-third thousand, nd]

    Cited in AbCat January 1976.% 5034

  • 17. — [Title as MCe edition]
    London and Melbourne: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Ward, Lock and Co Ltd; nd
    GB:   *LB  

    The advertisement on the verso of the half-title is for the twenty-fourth thousand of "The book of ices'.% 5035

  • 18. — Ices | plain and fancy | The book of ices | by | A. B. Marshall | London, 1885 | Introduction and annotations | by | Barbara Ketcham Wheaton | Foreword by | A. Hyatt Mayor
    [New York: ] The Metropolitan Museum of Art; [1976]
    Tp illus of mould
    US:   Priv coll  

    This is a facsimile of the 1885 edition. The introduction by Barbara Ketcham Wheaton contains the fullest description and evaluation of Mrs Marshall's career and writings to be found. Wheaton analyses Mrs Marshall's ice-cream recipes in the context of the nineteenth-century tradition and points out both the borrowings and differences from William Jeanes's "Gunter's modern confectioner' of 1867. She also interprets the recipes and techniques for the modern cook and American equivalent measures are printed in the margin next to the recipes.
    I have taken the title and imprint from a photocopy of the title-page.% General comments: Bitting 310 and Axford 38 cite an undated and unnumbered edition of 64 pages.
    NUCat records a revised and enlarged edition of 80 pages at DNAL.% 5036