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Oysters a1 la mode

By DE SALIS, Mrs Harriet Anne

subjects: seafood, cooking with,

  • 1. Oysters a1 la mode | or | the oyster and over 100 ways of cooking it | to which are added a few | recipes for cooking all kinds of shellfish | by | Mrs de Salis | authoress of "Savouries a1 la mode' "Entrees a1 la mode' | "Soup and Fish a1 la mode' "Sweets and | Supper Dishes a1 la mode`
    London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co; 1888
    17.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii, [1] 2-68   [1s 6d on binding]  
    GB:   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   MB  

    Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""O rare invertebrate! Thy praise be mine. What joy lies within that crusty coat! What power to please the palate e'er is thine! What welcome waits thee from th'impatient throat! Stewed, fried, or roasted, panned or on the shell, or broiled # no matter how they choose to serve thee, thy odours all my senses quick compel, and for a gastronomic battle nerve me. No dainty yet prepared on earth's broad range can match thee fresh from out thy pearly cloister. Thy name' We'll breathe it # Shakespeare's line to change # unrivalled dainty! Sure thy name is Oyster^` The family doctor`.
    In the introduction the author discusses oyster-rearing and oyster-eating in Britain. The following text is in two sections: pages 1-50 comprise oyster recipes; pages 51-66, shellfish recipes. The shellfish section includes recipes for clams, crayfish, lobsters, collops, cockles, crab, mussels, periwinkles, prawns, scallops and shrimps.

  • 2. — [Title as first edition] | Second edition
    London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co; 1888
    17.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii, [1] 2-68   [1s 6d on binding]  
    Bib:   A312   B122  
    GB:   LB   *LCF   LWel   NtCo  
    US:   IaAS   PP   OCl   PPD   RP   PPL   MH  

    There were two editions in 1888. The quotation which appears on the title-page of the first edition is repeated her.% 0809

  • 3. — [Title as first edition] | Third edition
    London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co; 1899
    17.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-xii, [1] 2-68   [1s 6d on p ii]  
    GB:   *LG  

    The quotation from "The family doctor' appears again on the title-page of this edition.% 0810