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Duckitt (Hildagonda J.)


Containing, amongst other practical and tried recipes, many old Cape, Indian and Malay dishes and preserves:

Published: Chapman and Hall, London, [ c. 1908]

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also Directions for Polishing Furniture, Cleaning Sil, Etc., and a Collection of Home Remedies in Case of Sickness

[2nd edition]: Twenty-Second Thousand: 254 pages, original beige cloth in unusually bright condition, black endpapers intact, with a slim blue pencil in the holder in the back cover (usually missing), starting to fray along the edge of the spine on the back cover, numerous handwritten notes and recipes interspersed on blank pages throughout the book,a very good copy.

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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