"Book of Receipts for Cookery and Pastry 1732 & c.": pencilled signature of Sarah Tully, Lady Hoare. Indexed
The volume is continued in several different hands. Some Indian connection is suggested by recipes for "kebobs" '"pilau", "currie powder" and there is some evidence for European travel or contacts.
Pasted to the inside front cover: Unrecorded advertising broadside, printed in English in Venice, for the famous theriaca fina or Venice treacle, a honey- or molasses-based composition thought efficacious against poisoning, sold at the "Aquila Nera" [At the Sign of the Blak Eagle] in the Merceria San Salvatore.
Medical, household, veterinary and culinary recipes: including "To make a Triffell with Apricocks"; "To make Chocolate as prepared for the King"; Metheglin; "An Excellent rect. for ye heartburn brot from Italy by the Duke of Shrewsbury"; "Mr Porter's Receipt for Nervous disorders"; "Directions for Mr Hoare to mend his Blood"; "A Cure for the Jaundice", attributed to Dr Porter of Essex; "A Loyn of Mutton Kebob'd"; "Dr Radcliffe's Specifick for the Cholick"; "A Tincture for the Gout or Cholick in the Stomach" also ascribed to Dr Radcliffe; "Fromage Fondu" (initialled "RH"); "Dr Boerhaave's Tincture for Rheumatism or colds attended with pains in the Bones" (also ascribed to "Dr Borehave", "For a Consumptive Cough or Spitting"); "Dr Porter's Nervous Electuary"; "Hierapicra"; "To make a Pilau after the East Indian manner"; several medical prescriptions ascribed to Dr Harrington; several treatments for disorders of horses; "For the Worms. Mrs Masham"; "Mrs Masham's universal Purge"; "For an obstruction in the liver. Mr Burton"; "Artificial Asses Milk... Dr Mead"; "To make India Pickle"; "To make mackrony' [macaroni] - including "Parmason cheese"; "Currie Powder"; numerous recipes for eels; several of Dr Aldridge's prescriptions