Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes


The school cookery book

By WRIGHT, Miss Christian E. Guthrie

subjects: education, schools,

  • 1. The school | cookery book. | Compiled and edited by | C. E. Guthrie Wright, | Hon. Secretary of the Edinburgh School of Cookery.
    London: Macmillan and Co; 1879
    15.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-158, 1-2 publ ads   Green cloth with Dutch oven on front
    GB:   LB   *LG   OB  

    "The school cookery book" was written chiefly for cookery classes in elementary schools.

  • 2. — [Title as 1879]
    London: Macmillan and Co; 1881
    15.0 x 9.5 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-158, 1-2 publ ads   Rebound
    GB:   LWel  
    US:   *NN  

  • 3. — [Another edition, 1885]

    Cited in JLCat 116 and on the verso of the title-page of the 1889 edition.

  • 4. — The school | cookery book. | Compiled and edited by | C. E. Guthrie Wright, | Hon. Secretary of the Edinburgh School of Cookery | and Domestic Economy. | New edition.
    London and New York: Macmillan and Co; 1889
    15.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-158, [i-ii] ads   Blue cloth with Dutch oven on front
    GB:   *Priv coll   LoEQ  

    Printed on the verso of the title-page is "First edition, 1879. Reprinted, 1880, 1883, 1885, 1889."
    I may have missed counting an illustration on page 45 when cataloguing the collector's copy.

  • 5. — The school | cookery book | compiled and edited by | C. E. Guthrie Wright | Hon. Secretary of the Edinburgh School of Cookery | and Domestic Economy, Ltd. | Thirty-sixth thousand
    London: Macmillan and Co Ltd; 1907
    15.0 x 9.5 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-158, [i-ii] publ ads   [1s on p ii of publ ads]   Green cloth with border featuring classical columns on front
    GB:   *LCS  

    The series title, "Macmillan's primers", of which this edition is a part, is printed on the binding.
    The LCS copy is inscribed on the blank leaf preceding the title-page by Charles Herman Senn's daughter, "Ida M. Senn".

  • 6. — [Another edition, 1911]

    BCat Parkinson, March 1975, lists a ninth edition of "The school cookery book" published by Macmillan in 1911.

  • 7. — [Another edition, 1915]
    GB:   LoEQ  

  • 8. — [Another edition, 1929]
    GB:   LoEQ  

  • 9. — [Another edition, second, 1930]
    GB:   LoEQ  

    According to LoEQ, this is the first imprint of the second edition.% General comments: Portions of "The school cookery book" were reprinted in "Middle class cookery book" of 1890 which the unnamed compilers saw as a companion to the earlier work (see "Middle class cookery book"). The influence of "The school cookery book" endured into the 1930s: the preface of "The Edinburgh book of plain cookery recipes" published in 1932 acknowledges that the following text "owes not a little to the "School cookery book"" (see "Plain cookery recipes").