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B. Bolton, Recipe Book

c. 1819
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Collection of cookery, medical, household veterinary, and some cosmetic, recipes, manuscript in several hands, index at end
"B. Bolton, 10th February 1819", on flyleaf, and f. 1 is "List of Characters in Physic" [apothecary measures] with the same date
Contents include: "Cowslip Wine"; "Distemper Balls for Dogs" "Medicine for the Hooping Cough"; "Geneva" [gin]; "Sheep ointment"; "To make 64 Gallons of Peppermint Cordial"; "Waterproof Composition for Leather"; "Permanent Ink"; "A Cheap and Lasting Paint"; "For the gripes in Horses", tabulation of Poisons with their symptoms and correctives;"lues venerea"; "pro Gonorrhoea"; "Eruption of the Face" [for which arsenic is recommended]; "Chilly vinegar"; glues, varnishes, polishes; "Nervous Complaints"; "Scouring in Cattle"; "Alpine Cream"; "Instantaneous Matches"; "Paradise and the Peri" [poem]; List of Books


c. 1819

Physical description

1 volume 120pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red throughout, a few ff. in pencil, slightly browned, original vellum, soiled, covers slightly splayed, 8vo

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Purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, March 2011

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