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Ms. Codex 627 - The delights for ladys : to adorne there persons beautyes stillyris banquits perfumes [and] wators
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Other: Ms. Codex 627 - The delights for ladys : to adorne there persons beautyes stillyris banquits perfumes [and] wators
Title:
The delights for ladys [manuscript] : to adorne there persons beautyes stillyris banquits perfumes [and] wators.
Origin:
[England], 1655.
Physical description:
79 leaves : paper ; 150 x 75 mm. bound to 142 x 80 mm.
Summary:
Recipe book, perhaps modelled after Hugh Plat's Delightes for ladies, but this does not appear to contain copies of the recipes in Plat's book. An introductory letter is missing the first leaf, which has been cut out, this letter is signed Jose: Lovett, and the manuscript of Delights for ladys is in Lovett's hand. There is a full table of contents to the Delights for ladys (p. xi). The reverse of this book contains recipes in several hands and is signed "Mabella Powell Her Booke" on the first page. Includes both cooking and medical recipes in both sections.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (p. vii).
Pagination: Paper, 79; [xvi], 1-75, [76-142]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by one hand, presumably Joseph Lovett's, with recipes added by at least three additional hands.
Binding: Contemporary leather, with two clasps missing.
Origin: Written in England, 1655 (p. vii).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 627
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 627
 
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