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Fancy ices

By MARSHALL, Mrs Agnes Bertha

subjects: ice-cream,

  • 1. Fancy | ices. | By | Mrs. A. B. Marshall. | With 86 illustrations
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; [1894]
    20.5 x 14.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-238, 1-30 ads   [10s on spine]   Blue cloth with polar bear on front
    GB:   *LWel   LoEN   OB  
    US:   DNAL   NjP   ICJ   MB  

    In the introduction, which is dated May 1894, Mrs Marshall says that "the object of this volume is to treat the subject of "ices" beyond the simple descriptions given in [her] "Book of ices"'. The title-page and binding are appropriately designed: frosted letters form the title, and a polar bear carrying a tray of ice-creams and standing on an ice flow is printed in silver and black on the binding.

  • 2. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; nd
    20.5 x 14.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-238, 1-30 ads   [5s on spine]   Blue cloth with polar bear on front carrying a tray of ices and standing on an ice flow
    GB:   *LB  
    US:   MCR  

    The only details differentiating this edition from that described immediately above appear to be "second thousand' and the price of 5s printed on the binding. LB dates the second thousand [1894].% 5038

  • 3. — [Another edition, third thousand]

    The third thousand is advertised for 5s in the revised and enlarged edition of "The book of ices' at OPo(F).% 5039

  • 4. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; nd
    20.0 x 14.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-238, [1-2] 3-30 ads   Blue cloth
    GB:   *LCF  

    Hayes is cited as the publisher on the spine. Although the introduction is undated, an advertisement on the verso of the half-title for the sixtieth thousand of Mrs Marshall's "Cookery book', the ninth thousand of her "Larger cookery book' and the sixteenth thousand of her "Book of ices' gives some indication of the date of publication: the preface of the ninth thousand of the "Larger cookery book' is dated February 1902 and OB dates the fifty-fifth thousand of the "Cookery book' [1905].% 5040

  • 5. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Marshall's School of Cookery, and Robert Hayes Ltd; nd
    20.0 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-238, [1-2] 3-30 ads   Blue cloth
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    General comments: WYoLU(B) holds a copy which is rebound and is likely the first edition or the second thousand.
    NUCat records two copies at NN: London: Marshall's School of Cookery, [1922], and London: Robert Hayes Ltd, [1923'].% 5041

Title-page of Fancy ices