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Cookery
MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK
Estimate
1,0001,500
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74
Cookery
MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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Cookery
MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK
Containing c.150 culinary, medical, and household receipts (“To Pickle Lemons”, “Cancer Oil”, “a varnish for Mahogony Tables”), including many puddings, sauces, and soups, most of the entries recording the source of the recipe (“Potatoe Soup. Mrs Truesdale”), later entries in different hands, 59 pages, plus blanks, 4to, dated on the front endpapers (“Begun in the year 1772 | Margt. Portens") with this note then inaccurately copied below, names and addresses of tradesmen added at the end (2 pages), contemporary stiff vellum boards, soiled, upper hinge weak
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Provenance

Margaret Porteous;
Thence by descent in the family, to Rev. Beilby Porteous Hodgson (1808-89), Hartburn, Northumberland;
Thence by inheritance to his nephew, Oswald Augustus Smith (1826-1902)

Catalogue Note

"...Spunge Biscuits.
Half a pound of Loaf Sugar, Half a pound of Eggs, & a quarter of a pound of flour, beat the whites in one pan & the yolks & Sugar in another, let them be beat very well & then stir them together, stir the flour in with a little grated lemon peel. Bake it half an hour if put into one pan...”

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London