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Recipes worth trying


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  • 1. Recipes worth | trying. | Compiled by | Mrs. W. H. Edwards.
    Liverpool: Lee and Nightingale, Printers; 1912
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-xii] ads, [1-4] 5-208, [i-ii] ads   [2s 6d on binding]   Green cloth with the title printed over image of open book on front
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    In the preface the compiler thanks the authors of several well-known cookery books for permission to republish many of their recipes. The authors include Miss Fairclough, Miss Frere, Mrs C. W. Earle, Messrs Elders and Fyffes (banana importers), Miss B. Guarracino, Mrs King, the compilers of "The King's College Hospital book of cooking recipes', and Mrs Roundell. The owner of the copy examined was able to identify two other contributors of recipes, both eminent members of Liverpool society: Mrs A. A. Booth, the wife of Alfred Alley Booth, Chairman of the Cunard Line at the time of the sinking of the Lusitania; and Mrs Parker, the wife of Evelyn Parker, who lived in a large house down Mersey Road and was known for her admirable dinner-parties.
    On page 3 there is a note saying that the proceeds of the sale of the book will go to the Liverpool Infirmary for Children. Glued over this note in the private collector's copy is a label which reads, "This popular and useful recipe book was published prior to the war...