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Recipe book

Ms. Codex 1980

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Recipe book
Date:
circa 1750-1799
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1980
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprised of medicinal and culinary recipes written in England by an unnamed author approximately from 1750-1700.
Cite as:
Recipe book, circa 1750-1799, Ms. Codex 1980, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Parchment-bound recipe book written in England by an unnamed author. The recipes compiled in the volume date from approximately 1750 to 1799. The volume is comprised of medicinal and culinary recipes. The first half of the volumes consists of remedies such as salves, plasters, tinctures, and washes for various common ailments including ague, colds, coughs, eye ailments, green sickness, itches, sore throats, sprains, weakness in women, and wounds. A few named recipes are included such as Daffy's elixir, Huxham's tincture of bark, and Dr. Thikland's salve. A few remedies for ailments of horses are included. Culinary recipes include cakes, sauces, picklings, meat dishes, and puddings. Recipes for Hunting beef, preserving whole oranges, and a recipe for orgeats from George's Chocolate house are included. Some recipes are pasted in the volume. Pages throughout the volume are blank. The paper bears the watermark Pro Patria with an image of the Maid of Dort.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2019

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ken Spelman Books (York, England), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Cookbooks
  • Manuscripts, English--18th century
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Cooking, English--18th century
  • Traditional medicine--19th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Recipe book, circa 1750-1799.

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