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Reform cookery book

By MILL, Mrs Jean Oliver

subjects: vegetarian cookery, scotland, cookery of,

  • 1. Reform | cookery book. | Up-to-date health cookery | for the twentieth century. | By | Mrs Mill. | With nearly 300 recipe2s.
    Edinburgh and Glasgow: printed by John Leng and Co Ltd, Dundee, for John Menzies and Co; 1904
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp i-iv ads, [1-5] 6-108, 109-112 ads   [6d on binding]   Blue paper
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

    Printed on the title-page of this and all the following editions is the quotation ""We could live without poets, we could live without books, but how in the world could we live without cooks."' Mrs Mill explains in the introduction that she is a Scotswoman and has written this vegetarian cookery book "to suit the tastes and ideas of Scottish people'. On page 45 she includes a recipe for vegetarian haggis.

  • 2. — Reform | cookery book. | Up-to-date health cookery | for the twentieth century. | By | Mrs Mill. | Over 300 recipes. | New and enlarged edition, completing 10,000.
    Dundee: John Leng and Co Ltd; Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies and Co; London: R. J. James; [1905]
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp i-ii ads, [1-2] ht, [1-5] 6-128   [6d on binding]   Light green paper printed all over with red, fabric-texture pattern
    GB:   LB destroyed   *OB  

    "New and enlarged edition. Fifth thousand.' is printed on the binding. The "Preface to second edition' is signed "Jean Oliver Mill. Arnsheen, Newport-on-Tay, Sept. 1905.' It states, "The main part of the book is the same as in the first edition, but a number of new recipe2s have been added, as also a chapter on health food specialties.'% 5131

  • 3. — Reform | cookery book. | Up-to-date health cookery | for the twentieth century. | By | Mrs Mill. | Over 300 recipes. | Third edition, completing 15,000.
    Dundee: John Leng and Co Ltd; Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies and Co; London: R. J. James; [1907]
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp i-ii [iii] iv, [1-5] 6-128   [6d on binding]   Light green paper printed all over with pink, fabric-texture pattern
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

    The preface to the third edition is dated Newport-on-Tay, July 1907.% 5132

  • 4. — Reform | cookery book. | Up-to-date health cookery | for the twentieth century. | By | Mrs Mill. | Over 300 recipes. | New and enlarged edition, completing 20,000.
    Dundee: John Leng and Co Ltd; Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies and Co; London: R. J. James; [1909]
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp i-ii [iii] iv, [1-5] 6-128   [6d on binding]   Light green paper printed all over with pink, fabric-texture pattern
    GB:   OB   *OPo(F)  
    US:   ICJ  

    The preface to the fourth edition is dated Newport-on-Tay, April 1909.% 5133