A Book of phisick. Made June 1710

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A Book of phisick. Made June 1710. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A collection of medical receipts in English: with a few additions by later 18th cent. hands.

p. 217 contains 'A receipt for a person to make her husband love her'. At the end of this is written 'probatum est'.

The latest dated entry by the original scribe (1725), is found on p. 20.



Physical description

1 volume 4 ll. + 271 pp. 4to. 231/2 x 181/2 cm. Original vellum binding.

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/235.

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).

Ownership note

From the John Hodgkin Collection of Cookery-books.


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  • 73727