WILLIAMSON, D. ~ The Practice of Cookery and Pastry adapted to the business of every-day life.
Edinburgh Thomas & Archibald Constable 1871
Tenth edition, greatly enlarged and improved. Pp. xvi, 359. 8vo., original green cloth with decorated title in gilt on upper cover with a rolled border in blind on both covers.
D. Williamson was a catering business and cookery school at No.16 Dundas Street in Edinburgh. His book was extremely popular and ran in many editions, being prized for his comprehensiveness and clear directions. It seems to be variously attributed from the 1850s onwards in different editions to D, Mrs I and G. Williamson The book has a Scottish bent with wonderful recipes for tablet, Scotch marmalade, Finnan haddock, Hotch=Potch, game birds, 'Craigie toast', oatmeal puddings &c. Driver p.656. Not in Cagle or Bitting
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