The Kookaburra Cookery Book [1920s reprint]


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  • The Kookaburra Cookery Book Of Culinary & Household Recipes & Hints / Collected & arranged by the Committee of the Lady Victoria Buxton Girls’ Club, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Early reprint [E.W. Cole, Melbourne, c1921]; ix, 325pp + 4 pages advertisements; inc Preface to Second Edition but also advertisement [pp52] for Swan Bath Heaters “Awarded Silver Medal All Australian Peace Exhibition, 1920
  • An important insight into early Australian domesticity [first printed in Adelaide, 1911]
  • Includes recipes & tips from K Langloh Parker [aka Catherine Stow & Mrs Percival Stow, who are also named as significant contributors & can be assumed to be the primary compiler], Lady Stirling, Sir Day Bosanquet, Mrs F.W. Rymill, Lady Victoria Buxton and, presumably, many other ladies from Adelaide society
  • Cheap cardboard covers with pictorial blue cloth affixed; front cloth torn with loss; binding strong despite gaps between signatures; two leaves torn pp99-102 with some loss to Mrs Gilmore’s recipe for tomato omelette[!]; pen notation on early ad [pictured]; occasional spotting, minor stains etc commensurate with working recipe book of this age; a good+ copy