A booke of usefull receipts for cookery, etc.

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A booke of usefull receipts for cookery, etc. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A Booke of usefull receipts for cookery, etc.

Containing also numerous medical receipts, with additions by several later hands.

The work of the two earliest compilers ends at p. 254. The remainder of the volume consists of medical and cookery receipts by various late 17th cent. hands. Of these the only named compiler is Jane Newton (verso of the 11th un-numbered leaf), who is perhaps the same person as the Jane Whyte who has signed a receipt on the verso of the 8th leaf from the end, which is dated 20 April [16]92.



Physical description

1 volume 24 ll. + 254 pp. + 93 ll. 4to. 191/2 x 15 cm. Original calf binding defective: both clasps wanting. Text within red rules.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1931.

Location of duplicates

This recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. In addition, a microfilm copy is held as AMS/MF/205.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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  • 75687