Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

The wealth of the ocean


subjects: fish,

  • 1. The wealth | of the ocean. | Modes of cooking fish.
    Glasgow: printed and published by Donald Mackay and Co; 1894
    20.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi, [7] 8-40   Pink paper with boat on front
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  

    Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""Oh! What an endless work has he on hand, who'd count the sea's abundant progeny." # Spenser."%
    The preface, which is dated Glasgow, 1 August 1894, states, "So far back as 1882 it was suggested by one of the largest retail fishmongers in Yorkshire that a book like the present one would be a convenience to both fishmongers and their customers." The seven chapters include "The fishing industry", "Fish as a food and food constituents", "The methods of fishing", "General rules for cooking fish and recipes", "Freshwater fishes, etc", "Shell fish" and "Sauces". The seventh chapter is followed by "A famous fishmonger", "Legend of St Mungo" and "Table of fish in season". Recipes for a wide variety of fish are found in Chapters IV to VII, pages 16-37.% Other editions: LB and LoEN hold copies of the second edition, Glasgow: Frances Bateman, 1895, pages 32. Most of the cooking information has been omitted from this edition and there is only one recipe in the entire volume, a