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Cakes and ale

By MOTT, Edward Spencer

subjects: gastronomy,

  • 1. Cakes & ale | a memory of many meals | the whole interspersed with various | recipes, more or less original, and | anecdotes, mainly veracious | by | Edward Spencer | ("Nathaniel Gubbins')
    London: Grant Richards; 1897
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv-xx, [1] 2-282, [i-ii] publ ads   Pink cloth with smiling male cook on front
    GB:   LWel   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  

    There were two printings in 1897. This must be the first which was issued in April and which is cited on the verso of the half-title of the May printing (see below). Here the verso of the half-title is blank.
    The preface is dated London, February 1897.

  • 2. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Grant Richards; 1897
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv-xx, [1] 2-282, [i-ii] publ ads   Brown cloth with smiling male cook on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LoEN  

    "First printed April 1897 < Reprinted May 1897' appears on the verso of the half-title.% 5163

  • 3. — [Title as first edition]
    London: Grant Richards; 1900
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv-xx, [1] 2-282, [i-ii] publ ads   Red cloth with smiling male cook on front
    GB:   *ScGUSc  
    US:   PPL   NNNAM missing  

    "First printed April 1897 < Reprinted May 1897 < Cheap edition February 1900' appears on the verso of the half-title.% 5164

  • 4. — Cakes & ale | a dissertation on banquets | interspersed with various recipes, | more or less original, and | anecdotes, mainly veracious | by | Edward Spencer | ("Nathaniel Gubbins') | author of "The Flowing Bowl," etc. | Fourth edition
    London: Stanley Paul and Co; [1913]
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-ix] x-xiv [xv] xvi-xxii, [1] 2-282, [1] 2-48 publ ads dated November 1913   Brown cloth with smiling male cook on front
    GB:   *LB   LCF   LWel   WYoLU(B)  
    US:   ICJ   RPB   I   MH  

    Printed on the verso of the title-page is "First printed April 1897 < Reprinted May 1897 < Cheap edition February 1900 < Reprinted 1913'.% 5165

  • 5. — [Title as fourth edition] | Sixth edition
    London: Stanley Paul and Co Ltd; [1925]
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-ix] x-xiv [xv] xvi-xxii, [1] 2-282   Red cloth with smiling male cook on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LCS  
    US:   CU   OCl  

    "Reprinted, 1925.' appears on the verso of the title-page. This edition is advertised for 2s 6d in the sixth edition of "The flowing bowl'.% 5166