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Receipt-Book, 17th-18th century

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Collection of receipts for cordials, preserves, cookery and medicines.

By several hands.

Contents: Receits for preserving (pp. 1-61); stilling (pp. 71-92); [cosmetics (etc.)] (pp. 109-115); surgery and phisick (pp. 120-176); to make wine and other liquors (pp. 180-193); for syrups (pp. 204-207); for cookery (pp. 214-249).



Physical description

1 volume 26 ll. (first & last 2 bl.). + 249 pp. + 16 bl. ll. folio. 291/2 × 19 cm. Original calf binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's (Hornby Castle Sale, 1930), Lot 163.

Ownership note

From the Duke of Leeds' Library.

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).

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/206.


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