# 21406

"THE WARDMASTER" [HOLMES, Thomas James]

Recipes : secret, selected, practical, original : comprising the home doctor, invalid cookery, cakes, pastry etc., household recipes, toilet secrets, beverages, confectonery, etc., etc.

$40.00 AUD

Compiled by the Wardmaster. Melbourne : Veritas Publishing Co., [1924]. Octavo, original printed blue wrappers, pp [64]; a fine copy.

‘The Author’s royalties from the sale of this book go to help provide comforts for returned soldiers who are still in hospital, and are paid for that purpose to the Victorian Division of the Australian Red Cross Society’ (inside front wrapper).

One of many such publications poignantly reflecting the long-term suffering of thousands of returned Australian servicemen and their families in the aftermath of the Great War.

This appears to be the scarcer of two variant titles, which includes the phrase “toilet secrets” but excludes the phrase “pickles, chutney and jams”.