RECIPE BOOK, MANUSCRIPT, 17TH-18TH CENTURY
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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- Manuscript volume of medical and culinary recipes
- ink on paper
commencing with medical notes, in Latin ("De frigidâ cerebri intemperie"), in a hand probably of the mid-17th century, 10 pages, followed by medical prescriptions suitable for domestic use, including "For the small Pox, Plague, Mesels or Surfet" ("Take 2 Handfulls of Pimpernel put it into a Quart of white wine vinegar..."), "To make an excellent Cordial Jelly", "An Ale against Obstructions", "Steel Wine", and also some culinary recipes including "To make Macaroons" and "To make Almond Butter", in a second hand (late-17th/early 18th century), 43 pages, with further additions of culinary recipes, including "To make a Stake Flerendine", "To pickle Sampher", "To make a Carret Pudding", chiefly in a single round hand (18th century), 110 pages, altogether 186 pages, plus blanks, 17th and 18th century, contemporary foliation, 8vo, contemporary calf with double fillet gilt border and floral cornerpieces, rebacked retaining portions of spine
"For [erased] Halliday from her G:d Mama" (presentation inscription on inside upper cover)
A fine collection of more than 200 recipes compiled over several generations.