The Madras Cookery Book.
Higginbotham and Co.
Madras and Bangalore
For the people. by an old lady resident. fifth edition - revised and enlarged.
Small 8vo. 6.25 x 5 inches. xvii + [i] + 112 pp. Bound in original grey cloth with black titles repeating title page. Extremities a little worn and stained and occasional spotting inside; otherwise a very good copy. Ink manuscript 'Chapatty recipe' loosely inserted. Decorated by headpiece vignettes. Recipes are listed by categories, including soups, fish, meat, eggs,rice, curries, savoury dishes, sambals, chatneys, pickles, sweets,, cakes and preserves, etc. The original preface is dated 1874. In its record for the sixth edition of 1922, the British Library ascribes authorship as the Old Lady Resident to Mrs J. Higginbotham, presumably of the Madras publishing company, which issued other cookery titles. A scarce title.
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