Household Books Published in Britain
The thorough good cook
The | thorough | good cook | a series of | chats on the culinary art | and | nine hundred recipes | by | George Augustus Sala
London, Paris and Melbourne: Cassell and Co Ltd; 1895
20.5 x 16.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xiii [xiv] xv-xvii [xviii-xx],  2-492 Blue cloth with design of peapods and another plant on front
GB: LB LCS LWel LoEN OB *OPo(F) ScGQ WYoLU(B)
US: DLC NcU OrU CtY PP
There are three prefaces: the first is addressed to the general reader; the second, to the lady of the house; the third, to Mrs Cook. Pages 1-76 are called "Chats about cookery". Pages 77-467 are recipes. One of the author's stated aims was to make the book as cosmopolitan as possible.% American editions: There was one, New York, Chicago, Paris and Washington: Brentano's, 1896.