Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
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,  2-96, [i-iv] publ ads,  2-40 publ ads,  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.
[Another edition, 1911]
Bitting 491 cites London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1911, pages xii, 96. NUCat describes this edition, held by MiD, as the third.
[Another edition, [1927?]]
NUCat cites London: C. Lockwood and Son, [1927?], pages xii, 96, at NN.