Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


The Mary Frances cook book

By FRYER, Mrs Jane Eayre

subjects: children, cookery books for,

  • 1. The | Mary Frances | cook book | or | adventures among the | kitchen people | by | Jane Eayre Fryer | Full page illustrations by | Margaret G. Hays | Other illustrations by | Jane Allen Boyer
    London: [printed by The John C. Winston Co, USA, for] George G. Harrap and Co; 1914
    23.5 x 17.0 cm   Pp [1-2], [i-iii] iv-viii, [9-10] 11-175   Blue cloth with pl col on front of "kitchen people' dancing before Mary Frances
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   NN  

    The title-page is printed in orange and black and has a border featuring animated kitchen utensils and containers (the "kitchen people' of the title). The book is the tale of Mary Frances, a young girl who is taught to cook by the kitchen people. Forty numbered recipes are woven into the story. The text is lavishly illustrated on every page.% American editions: NUCat lists three editions, each with slightly different titles: "The Mary Frances cook book or adventures among the kitchen people', Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, [copyright 1912]; "Easy steps in cooking; or, Mary Frances among the kitchen people', [Philadelphia: printed by The John C. Winston Co, copyright 1912]; and "Easy steps in cooking; or adventures among the kitchen people', Philadelphia, Chicago etc: The John C. Winston Co, [copyright 1928].