Title: Round-the-Clock Cookery Book 1935
Author: Mrs. Wise
Publisher: The Fleetway House
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Description: Scarce pre-war cookery book containing several hundred recipes for all times of the day – hence the title. Also contains information about cooking equipment (e.g. slow combustion stoves, open fireplaces, &c.) as well as a guide to orderly housekeeping and even a feature on children's cookery (complete with recipes). Includes a guide to weights and measures with some very obscure measurements – e.g. saltspoonful, breakfastcupful, gill.
Illustrated with 23 sepia plates, plus full-page adverts for McDougall's self-raising flour and the Radiation Research Kitchen on the front and rear pastedowns, respectively. Also features a colour 'New World' gas cooker advert on the rear board.
Boards are lightly soiled, but have survived well. Spine is foxed and faded. First and last pages are tanned whilst others are only tanned around their edges. Foxing mainly confined to tips of page edges, though a few pages may have light foxing. Binding could be tighter, but pages have no intention of coming loose.
A rare survivor.
Measures 24 cm × 17.5 cm (9.6″ × 7″). Large 8vo. 160 pp.