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Foods for the fat

By DAVIES, Nathaniel Edward

subjects: diets,

  • 1. Foods for the fat | a treatise on corpulency, with | dietary for its cure | by Nathaniel Edward Davies | Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London | Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England | Licentiate in midwifery and the diseases of women and children | Medical Officer of Health, etc. | author of "Aids to Long Life,` "Medical Maxims,` "Nursery Hints,` etc.
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1889
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-vii [viii], [9] 10-138, [i-ii] publ ads, [1] 2-32 publ ads   Red cloth
    GB:   LB micro OB   *LoEN   OB  

    The introduction is dated Sherborne, August 1889. The text is in two parts: the first part, pages 9-39, explains medical and dietetic theory; the second, pages 40-131, describes the foods in season by month that can be taken as part of the diet, presents a week's menus, and offers recipes for breakfast dishes, soups, fish, dinner dishes, vegetables, fruits, jellies and creams, beverages and sauces.

  • 2. — Foods for the fat | a treatise on corpulence, and its | scientific dietary cure | by | Nathaniel Edward Yorke-Davies | Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London | Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England | Licentiate in midwifery and the diseases of women and children, etc. | author of "Aids to Long Life,` "Medical Maxims,` and various articles | on obesity in the medical and scientific journals | Third edition | Tenth thousand
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1891
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-ix [x-xii], 1-129, [i-iii] publ ads, [1] 2-32 publ ads   Red cloth
    GB:   *LWel  
    US:   PP  

    On the title-page the author's last name is now Yorke-Davies. The introduction is dated Craven House, Northumberland Avenue, London, October 1889. The note to the second edition is dated October 1890; the note to the third edition, September 1891. As in the first edition, only the second of two parts, pages 58-124, concerns cookery.% 0738d

  • 3. — [Another edition, fourth, 1892]
    US:   PPF  

    NUCat cites the fourth edition, London: Chatto, 1892, pages 129.% 0738e

  • 4. — [Title as third edition, tenth thousand] | Sixth edition | Sixteenth thousand
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1894
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii, 1-130, [i-ii] publ ads, [1] 2-32 publ ads   Red cloth
    GB:   *LWel  

    The note to the sixth edition is dated May 1894. Only the second part of the text, pages 58-125, is about cookery.% General comments: In later editions of "Foods for the fat`, all of which were published in London by Chatto and Windus, recipes and cookery advice make up a small proportion of the book and sometimes are omitted altogether. Although I have not examined the eighth edition, 1897, pages 131, at MB, in the tenth edition, twenty-second thousand, 1898, at LCF, only twenty of 132 pages contain recipes. Likewise, in the eleventh edition, twenty-fourth thousand, 1899, at OPo(F), only twenty of 132 pages are made up of menus and recipes. I have not seen the twelfth edition, 1900, pages 132, at NN and CtY, nor the thirteenth edition, twenty-eighth thousand, 1901, at MH; however, the fifteenth edition, thirty-first thousand, 1904, at OPo(F), again has only twenty of 132 pages devoted to menus and recipes. The sixteenth edition, thirty-third thousand, 1904, at CtY, contains no recipes. In the seventeenth edi