Second edition. Publisher's original brown cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board. Red speckled edges. Floral patterned endpapers. 6pp. of vegetarian advertisements to the rear. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with some marking to the boards and a little bumping to the corners. The contents with the dedication page slightly affixed to the first page of the preface and some occasional light scattered foxing are otherwise in very good order throughout.
A late nineteenth-century compendium of vegetarian recipes by the pioneering Bradford-based teacher and promoter of vegetarian cookery Mary Pope. Opening with a general introduction to the principles and purpose of vegetarian cookery, the work includes recipes for everything from "lentil fritters" and "asparagus loaves" to "mushroom forcemeat", "lettuce sausages", and "guava cream vol-au-vents". One of the advertisements at the rear also describes the author's business supplying foodstuffs and utensils for use in vegetarian cookery, including various "concentrated essences" and "nut mills, for grinding all kinds of nuts, bread crumbs, cheese, etc." A popular work of its type, demand for the first edition meant that this second edition was issued in the same year.
Stock code: 21430