Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
All about piping
subjects: icing and piping,
All about piping. | By | Herr Willy. | With numerous illustrations by | the author.
London: Herr T. Willy; 1891
21.5 x 14.0 cm Pp [1-2], [i-ii] iii-vi [vii-viii],  2-64, i-xvi ads [5s on binding] Grey cloth
GB: LB destroyed LWel *LoEN OB
In the preface, which is dated October 1891, Willy begins by saying that he was induced to write the book by the appearance of a volume called "Ornamental confectionery" by Robert Wells of Scarborough. The entire preface is a criticism of that book.
All about piping. | By | Herr Willy. | With numerous illustrations by the | author. | Second edition, 1896.
London: Herr T. Willy; 1896
21.5 x 13.5 cm Pp [ii-v] vi-x [xi],  2-82 [83-84] [5s on binding] *LoEN
Unusually, the preliminary pages which are numbered in roman have the odd numbers on the verso and the even numbers on the recto of each leaf.
In the preface to the second edition Willy comments that Robert Wells, in the face of Willy's criticism of his work, "has considered the most profound silence as the wisest course in his delicate concern"!
[Another edition, third, 1906]
Cited in CBCat 38.