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A manual of gelatine cookery

By ROBERTS, Bertha

subjects: promotional, gelatine, cooking with,

  • 1. A manual | of | gelatine cookery, | for use with | Cox's | Sparkling Gelatine. | Compiled by | Bertha Roberts, L.C.A.
    No place: [J. and G. Cox Ltd]; nd
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-64   [3d on binding]   Green paper
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    A decorative panel of bunches of grapes appears above the title on the title-page. Below the title is the quotation ""A perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets." # Milton."
    The preface, which is signed J. and G. Cox Ltd, reveals that this is not the first edition: it refers to "the various editions of this work".
    There are 140 numbered recipes organised under the headings "Jellies", "Blancmanges", "Creams and puddings", "Special entremets", "Savouries and aspic jellies" and "Invalid recipes". The recipes are followed on pages 58-59 by "The uses of gelatine in milk cookery" by Lizzie Heritage, reprinted from "The epicure". See Heritage, Miss Lizzie for a description of this author's cookery books.
    An advertisement for J. and G. Cox Ltd on page 63 which cites "The lancet" of 1 June 1901 indicates that this edition was published in 1901 or later.

  • 2. — A manual | of | gelatine | cookery | for use with | Cox's Sparkling Gelatine. | Compiled by Bertha Roberts, L.C.A.
    No place: [J. and G. Cox Ltd]; nd
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-59, 60-64 publ ads   [1s on binding]   Green cloth with design featuring thistle, rose, shamrocks and lion on shield
    GB:   LCS   *LoEN   OB  

    A decorative panel incorporating roses and butterflies is above the title on the title-page. Below the title is the quotation ""A perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets." # Milton."
    In a prefatory note on page 2 the author says, "In issuing the fifth and further enlarged edition of this work, I should like to acknowledge the kind help received from Miss Lizzie Heritage, M.C.A., who has taken much interest in the book, and has contributed a few additional recipes." The text now contains 150 numbered recipes.
    LoEN and OB date their copies [1904].

  • 3. — A manual | of | gelatine | cookery | for use with | Cox's Sparkling Gelatine. | Sixth edition.
    Edinburgh: J. and G. Cox Ltd; 1904
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-59, 60-64 publ ads   [3d on binding]   Green paper with design featuring thistle, roses, shamrocks and lion on shield
    GB:   *Priv coll  

    The decorative panel and quotation which appear on the title-page of the fifth edition are repeated on the title-page of this edition.
    A publisher's note is glued to the inside margin of the title-page. It reads, "A limited number of copies of this popular book have been printed on antique paper and handsomely bound in cloth. One of these will be forwarded post free... on receipt of 6d in stamps. (Published at 1s.)"
    Bertha Roberts is not cited as the author in this or later editions.