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Ornamental confectionery

By WELLS, Robert

subjects: icing and piping, cakes,

  • 1. Ornamental confectionery | a guide for | bakers, confectioners, and pastrycooks | including | a variety of modern recipes, and remarks on | decorative and coloured work | with upwards of one hundred original designs | by | Robert Wells | practical baker, confectioner, and pastrycook | author of "The Bread and Biscuit Baker's and Sugar-boiler's | Assistant" and "The Pastrycook and Confectioner's Guide"
    London: Crosby Lockwood and Son; 1890
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xii, [1] 2-96, [i-iv] publ ads, [1] 2-40 publ ads, [1] 2-16 publ ads   Blue cloth with cake on front
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LCF   LWel   LoEN   OB  

    This book is heavily criticised by Herr Theodore Willy in his work, "All about piping", of 1891. Willy says that Wells stole his illustrations from other papers and claimed them as his own. Willy also reproduces a highly critical review of "Ornamental confectionery" from the "British and foreign confectioner", June 1890, which finds the text not up-to-date and containing very bad instructions.

  • 2. — [Another edition, 1911]
    Bib:   B491  
    US:   MiD  

    Bitting 491 cites London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1911, pages xii, 96. NUCat describes this edition, held by MiD, as the third.

  • 3. — [Another edition, [1927?]]
    US:   NN  

    NUCat cites London: C. Lockwood and Son, [1927?], pages xii, 96, at NN.