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Ms. Codex 205 - [Recipe book]
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Other: Ms. Codex 205 - [Recipe book]
[Recipe book] [manuscript].
[England], 1777.
Physical description:
74 leaves : paper ; 197 x 159 mm. bound to 205 x 165 mm.
Recipe book containing mostly recipes for wine, cooking, and preserving, plus a few medical and veterinary prescriptions; and a few recipes for cleaning plate, fumigating rooms, etc. In addition to English recipes are some that show continental influence, for example, those for French bread, French fritters, Paris curd, Dutch biscuits, and Portugal cakes. Includes a table of contents for 163 numbered recipes (f. 1r-2v). A leaf laid in the front from A.B. and addressed to Mrs. Edward Browne appears to be dated Feb. 1, [1808?] "To make a sweet jar;" the same recipe is copied in the same hand on f. 4v.
Ms. codex.
Foliation: Paper, 74; [1-74]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in various cursive scripts by several hands.
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in England, 1777 (f. 74v).
Two leaves laid in are shelved with the manuscript.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 205
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 205
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