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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Duckitt (Hildagonda J.)


Containing, amongst other practical and tried recipes, many old Cape, Indian and Malay dishes and preserves: also Directions for Polishing Furniture, Cleaning Silk, Etc., and a Collection of Home Remedies in Case of Sickness.

Published: Chapman and Hall, London, no date [c.1907]

Edition: Second edition

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Second edition: 23rd Thousand: 265 pages, original beige cloth in unusually bright condition, black endpapers intact, the pencil in the holder in the back cover is missing, a very good copy.

From the preface; In this new edition some corrections have been made, and some excellent recipes have been added.

A page of 'Opinions of the Press' appears at the end. 'The Sunday Times says: "Under this very curious title Miss Hildagonda J. Duckitt has written one of the most delightful volumes of recipes ever printed. How many are there who have travelled and that do not regret, when back in London, that they neglected to take the receipt of 'that delicious vegetable curry in Colombo,' that green tomato omelette in Mauritius, that kedgeree in Bombay, that something-or-other toasted somewhere, and never forgotten? Their number must be very great, and it is by the regretful and regretting multitude that Hilda’s volume will be warmly welcomed."

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (190 x 130 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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