Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


Complete Indian housekeeper

By STEEL, Flora Annie

subjects: colonial households, compendium,

  • 1. The complete Indian housekeeper and cook / giving the duties of mistress and servants / the general management of the house and practical recipes for cooking in all its branches / by two twenty years' residents / second edition.
    1890
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-xi] xii [1] 2-319 [320-321] 322-330  
    GB:   LB   *OB  

    Second author is Grace Gardiner.

  • 2. — [Title as 1890] Third edition.
    17.5 x 11.0 cm   Pp [iii-vii] viii-ix [x-xvi] [1] 2-414  
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

  • 3. — [Title as 1890] New edition.
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xi [xii] xiii-xiv [1] 2-373 [374], [1-2] publ ads  
    GB:   GrART   LB   *OPo(F)  

    Binding: green cloth, gilt.
    The fourth edition.

  • 4. — [Title as 1890, new edition 1902]
    US:   DLC  

    The NUCat lists a new edition as published London: W. Heinemann 1902. From information in the twelfth edition it appears that this was the fifth edition.

  • 5. — [Title as 1890, new and revised edition 1911]
    GB:   LB  

    The BMCat lists a new and revised edition as published London: William Heinemann 1911. From information in the twelfth edition it appears that this was the eighth edition.

  • 6. — [Title as 1890]
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] vii-ix [x] xi-xiii [xiv] xv-xvi [1] 2-390, [i-ii] publ ads  
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    Binding: green cloth, gilt.
    The twelfth edition.
    General comments: The first edition was published in Bombay in 1888. A complete list of the editions is given in the twelfth edition of 1921, from which it appears that other editions not listed above were published in 1904, 1909, 1913 and 1917. There was also a reprint in 1907. The eighth edition of 1909 included a preface by Mrs Steel revising her estimates of wages and prices, and there was another similar preface to the tenth edition of 1913.

Colonial servants' wages from The complete Indian housekeeper and cook