Pearson, Miss (Margaret J.)
Title Australian Cookery Recipes for the People As given at the Centennial Exhibition, Melbourne 1888-1889
Binding Original Printed Boards
Book Condition Fair
Edition Second edition
Publisher Melbourne The Australiasian-American Trading Co. Limited 1889
Seller ID 10401
Binding fragile and held with archival tape at front hinge. Ffep missing. Boards have some light stains. Internally this is a clean copy of a pioneering Australian cookbook. Scarce. Miss Pearson was a cookery instructress at the Working Men's College and other institutions in late 19th century Melbourne, having come from Scotland, where she was a superintendent and teacher of cookery. This 'Second Edition' is a follow-up to her 1888 'Cookery Recipes for the People' based upon her notes from teaching, but also (according to an extract from the Argus newspaper at rear) from the lessons she was giving in the Metropolitan Gas Company's Court at the Centennial Exhibition. "On Saturday afternoons Miss Pearson holds her class in the Education Court and her pupils are girls from ... 12 to 16". Advertisements on prelims show ornate gas stoves available from the afroesaid Metropolitan Gas Company, proving product placement and cross-promotion are not the exclusive preserve of the Masterchef era! This edition is not noted by Austin, although the 1894 3rd edition is.