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"A Booke of diuers Medecines, Broothes, Salues, Waters, Syroppes and Oyntementes of which many or the most part haue been experienced and tryed by the speciall practize of Mrs Corlyon. Anno Domini 1606."

Original gilt stamped calf binding, with central arabesque ornament stamped 'A[lathea] A[rundel]'. Title and headings in red: text within red rules.



Physical description

1 volume 6 ll. + 381 [wrongly numbered 350] pp. + 3 bl. ll. 4to. 22 x 161/2 cm.


Acquisition note

Purchased 1/5/1919.

Biographical note

Above the title, and in the same hand, is written 'Liber Comitissae Arundeliae'. This lady is Alathea [née Talbot], Countess of Arundel and Surrey [ -1654], wife of Thomas Howard, second Earl of Arundel [1586-1646]. Her portrait by Hollar, appears as a frontispiece to a book of receipts 'Nature embowelled: her choicest secrets digested into receipts ...' London, 1655; which may possibly be based on the contents of this MS. From the Hassop Hall Library, Lot 92 (part).

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/232.

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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  • 39881