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Based on lessons taught at her cooking school by Mrs. John Elder, widow of a well-known ship-builder, to women of working men in Govan, Scotland, a large ship-building town adjoining Glasgow, the recipes in this 1890 volume are designed to allow women to provide their husbands with filling, nutritious meals at the smallest possible cost. The work was published under the auspices of United States Consul to Glasgow, F.H. Underwood, after he observed a cooking demonstration by Miss Martha H. Gordon, which made use of Mrs. Elder's recipes and methods, wherein he observed "a good, palatable, and nutritious meal for six persons prepared at a cost of 1s (24 cents)."
First issued in the Atlantic monthly for June, 1901, August and November, 1902 "Three hundred and thirty copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, in the month of September, MDCCCCIII, of which this is no. 133." Bibliography: p. -171
Gothic architecture applied to modern residences; containing designs of all the important parts of a private dwelling, exhibited in elaborate perspective drawings, together with large and copious details
- Genre: Culinary Arts & Techniques
"25th year of the Post 1870--95 "39th year of the Borderer 1856--95 Cover title Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Harold Campbell Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University 43