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The tramp's hand-book

By ROBERTS, Dr Harry

subjects: out-of-doors cookery, insects, cooking with,

  • 1. The tramp's | hand-book | by Harry Roberts | Illustrated by William Pascoe
    London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head; 1903
    17.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x-xii], 1-175, [i-v] publ ads   [3s 6d or $1.00 limp cloth, 4s 6d or $1.20 limp leather, in publ ad]   Full green leather with tent on front
    Can:   BVaUB  
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    US:   DLC   ICRL   PP   PPL   CU-A   NIC   ICJ   MB  

    Although only about one-third of the text covers food and cookery, the subject of outdoor cooking # especially from a tramp's point of view # is so rarely treated that this volume deserves inclusion in the bibliography. "The tramp's hand-book" is No. 1 in the series, "The country handbooks".
    On the front end-paper of the LB copy there is a handwritten inscription, probably by the author, which reads, "In memory of a memorable meal H R".
    Chapters of interest include "Concerning food", "The roadside fire", "Roadside cookery", "Wild food", "Fruits and herbs of the hedgerow" and "Mushrooms and truffles". As well as the more usual foods, Roberts discusses snails, larvae and caterpillars from a culinary standpoint.