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The chemistry of cookery

By WILLIAMS, William Mattieu

subjects: general,

  • 1. The | chemistry of cookery | by | W. Mattieu Williams | author of "The Fuel of the Sun" "Science in Short Chapters" | "A Simple Treatise on Heat" etc.
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1885
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-328, [1] 2-32 publ ads dated January 1891   Red cloth with wire grill on front
    Aus:   VMRoT  
    GB:   LB   *LCS   LWel   LoEN   MCe   OB   OPo(F)   WYoLU(B)  
    US:   MB   NcU   MiU   N   KEmT   PPFr   PPD   PPC   PPL   PU-V   CtY  

    In the preface, which is dated March 1885, Williams says that "the work is based on a series of papers that appeared in "Knowledge" during the years 1883 and 1884." The nineteen chapters include "Introductory", "The boiling of water", "Albumen", "Gelatin, fibrin, and the juices of meat", "Roasting and grilling", "Count Rumford's roaster", "Frying", "Stewing", "Cheese", "Fat # milk", "The cookery of vegetables", "Gluten # bread", "Vegetable casein and vegetable juices", "Count Rumford's cookery and cheap dinners", "Count Rumford's substitute for tea and coffee", "The cookery of wine", "The vegetarian question", "Malted food" and "The physiology of nutrition".
    The pagination of the publisher's advertisements in the copies at LoEN, OB, WYoLU(B) and LB is identical to that in the LCS copy catalogued here; however, the advertisements in the LoEN and OB copies are dated January 1885, those in the WYoLU(B) copy are dated April 1887, and those in the LB copy, September 1891. The OPo(F) copy has no advertisements fol

  • 2. — [Title as 1885] | Second edition
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1892
    19.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-328, [1] 2-32 publ ads dated April 1894   [6s on p 25 of publ ads]   Red cloth with wire grill on front
    Can:   NoHMU  
    GB:   *LCS  

  • 3. — [Title as 1885] | Third edition
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1898
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-328, [1] 2-32 publ ads   [6s on p 25 of publ ads]   Red cloth with wire grill on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LB  

  • 4. — [Title as 1885] | Fourth impression
    London: Chatto and Windus; 1906
    19.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-328, [1] 2-32 publ ads   [6s on p 32 of publ ads]   Red cloth with wire grill on front
    GB:   *LWel  

    American editions: NNNAM holds New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1885. NUCat cites another edition issued in the same year, New York: Cutter, 1885. NUCat also records editions dated 1891, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1902, 1908 and 1916, all of which were published in New York by D. Appleton and Co.