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The housewife's manual of domestic cookery

By YOUNG, Mrs Hannah M.

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  • 1. The | housewife's manual | of | domestic cookery | with special reference to | cooking by gas | edited by | Mrs. H. M. Young | First-Class Diplomee as Demonstrator of Cookery, Medalist, &c., &c. | Price, 2/6; post free, 2/10.
    Warrington, Manchester and London: Fletcher, Russell and Co Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] ads, [i-x], 1-374, [i] ii-xvii index, [1-13] ads   White cloth
    GB:   *LCF  

    Unlike the eighth edition described immediately below, no printer is cited on the title-page and no edition number is recorded on the binding.
    In the preface Mrs Young says, ""Domestic cookery", my earliest work... appears in the present volume under a new guise. It contains, in addition to recipes from both "Choice" and former "Domestic" Cookery, much new matter." The 770 numbered recipes are followed by "Food in season", "Folding serviettes" and "Waste of gas in cooking". The publisher, Fletcher, Russell and Co Ltd, manufactured gas cooking ranges.

  • 2. — [Title as first cited edition]
    Warrington, Manchester and London: printed by Tillotson and Son Ltd, Bolton, for Fletcher, Russell and Co Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] ads, [i-x], 1-374, [i] ii-xvii index, [1-13] ads   White cloth
    GB:   *LCF  

    This is the eighth edition according to the front face of the binding.

  • 3. — [Another edition, sixteenth, nd]

    Cited in AbCat December 1977.

  • 4. — [Another edition, seventeenth, nd]
    GB:   Priv coll  

    A private collector reports the undated, seventeenth edition published by Fletcher, Russell and Co Ltd. It includes an advertisement for Mortlocks Ltd which cites "The Times" of 13 December 1900.

  • 5. — The | housewife's manual | of | domestic cookery | with special reference to | cooking by gas | edited by | Mrs. H. M. Young | First-Class Diplomee2 as Demonstrator of Cookery, Medalist, &c., &c.,
    Warrington, Manchester and London: printed by Tillotson and Son Ltd, Bolton, for Fletcher, Russell and Co Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] ads, [i-x], 1-374, [i] ii-xvii index, [1-15] ads   Brown cloth with steaming dish on pedestal on front
    GB:   DuSB   *OPo(F)  

    The edition number, eighteenth, is on the front face of the binding. Unlike the title-pages of earlier editions I have examined, here the accent for "Diplomee" is incorrectly positioned over the final "e". A blank paper label masks the printed price of 2s 6d on the title-page.

  • 6. — The | housewife's manual | of | domestic cookery | with special reference to | cooking by gas | edited by | Mrs. H. M. Young | First-Class Diplomee2 as Demonstrator of Cookery, Medalist, &c., &c.
    Warrington, Manchester and London: printed by C. Tinling and Co Ltd, Liverpool, for Fletcher, Russell and Co Ltd; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] ads, [i-x], 1-374, [i] ii-xvii index, [1-13] ads   Brown cloth
    GB:   *LB  

    The edition number, twenty-second, is on the binding. Unlike the eighteenth edition, no comma follows the final "&c." on the title-page.

  • 7. — [Title as twenty-second edition]
    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd; [1913]
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-4] ads, [i-x], 1-434, [i] ii-xx index   Blue cloth
    Bib:   B508  
    GB:   LB destroyed   LCS   *LoEN   OB   OPo(F)  
    US:   NN   ICJ  

    The preface to the thirty-first edition is signed "H. M. Young. Harston, Cambs., 11th March, 1913." It refers to "the sale of many thousands of copies". This edition includes the original 770 numbered recipes and a supplement of 130 numbered recipes following page 374. LB, LoEN and OB all date this edition [1913].
    The OPo(F) copy is bound in blue leather and has no advertisements. The pagination runs [i-viii], 1-434, [i] ii-xx index.