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The bread and biscuit baker's and sugar-boiler's assistant

By WELLS, Robert

subjects: baking,

  • 1. The | bread and biscuit baker's | and | sugar-boiler's assistant | including a large variety of modern recipes | for | bread # tea cakes # hard and fancy biscuits # | buns # gingerbreads # shortbreads # pastry # | custards # fruit cakes # small goods for | small masters # confections in sugar # | lozenges # ice creams # preserving | fruit # chocolate, etc. etc. | with remarks on | the art of bread-making | and | chemistry as applied to bread-making | by | Robert Wells | practical baker, confectioner, and pastrycook, Scarborough
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1889
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xii, [1] 2-98, [i-ii] ads, [1] 2-40 publ ads, [1] 2-16 publ ads, [i-ii] ads   [2s on binding]   Blue cloth
    GB:   LB   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   LU  

    The preface is dated Scarborough, October 1888. There are 256 numbered recipes. LB dates the book 1889 [1888].

  • 2. — [Title as 1889] | Second edition, with additional recipes.
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1890
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xii, [1] 2-106, [i-ii] ads, [1] 2-40 publ ads, [1] 2-16 publ ads, [i-ii] ads   [2s on binding]   Brown cloth
    GB:   LB   LCS   *LoEN   OB  

    The advertisement to the second edition, dated August 1889, states that new to this edition are some additional recipes for the whole-meal and other breads which of late have been so frequently recommended as substitutes for the white bread in established use, together with some remarks on the subject by Professors Jago and Graham." The text contains 263 numbered recipes.

  • 3. — [Title as 1889] | Third edition, revised and enlarged
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1896
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-2] ads, [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xii, [1] 2-110, [i-ii] ads, [1] 2-48 publ ads, [1] 2-16 [17-18] publ ads   [2s on binding]   Yellow cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   LoEN   OB   *OPo(F)  
    US:   FTaSU  

    The advertisement to the third edition is dated December 1895.

  • 4. — [Another edition, fourth, 1902]
    Bib:   A42   B491  
    US:   ICJ   NN  

    Published in London by Crosby Lockwood and Son.

  • 5. — [Another edition, 1907]

    Cited in JLCat 110.

  • 6. — The | bread and biscuit baker's | and | sugar-boiler's assistant | including a large variety of modern recipes | for | bread # tea cakes # hard and fancy biscuits # | buns # gingerbreads # shortbreads # pastry # | custards # fruit cakes # small goods for | small masters # confections in sugar # | lozenges # ice creams # preserving | fruit # chocolate, etc. etc. | with | the new methods of quick sponging | by | Robert Wells | practical baker, confectioner, and pastrycook, Scarborough | Sixth edition, revised and further enlarged
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1913
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xii, [1] 2-110   [1s on binding]   Pink paper with floral design on front
    GB:   *LoEN  

    The cover-title is "The bread and biscuit baker".

  • 7. — [Title as LoEN sixth edition]
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; New York: D. Van Nostrand Co; 1913
    US:   MH   MCR  

    Like the edition at LoEN described immediately above, this edition is numbered sixth and dated 1913. Here, however, New York is included as a place of publication in the imprint.
    I have taken the title and imprint information from a photocopy of the title-page supplied by MCR.

  • 8. — [Another edition, seventh, 1921]
    US:   MiD  

    Published in London by Crosby Lockwood and Son.

  • 9. — [Title as LoEN sixth edition] | Eighth impression
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1929
    Pp [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xii, [1] 2-110, [1] 2-7 [8] publ ads   Green cloth
    GB:   *LCS  

    The series title, "Lockwood's manuals", is on the binding.