Ayscough, Lady

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Receits of phisick and chirurgery.

There are a few cookery receipts at the end.

Inside the cover is written 'The Lady Ayscough Booke Anno Domini 1692'. The first 93 pp. and the 7 pp. of cookery receipts are by the original hand, the remainder is in another nearly contemporary script.



Physical description

1 volume 2 [4] ll. + 251 pp. + 10 bl. ll. + 7 pp. folio. 281/2 x 181/2 cm. Original vellum binding. At least 2 ll. of the index, and the first leaf of the text are wanting.


Acquisition note

Purchased 1897.

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/235 and an individual image from this manuscript is held by Wellcome Images (image reference: L0021264).

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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  • 4668