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Ms. Codex 214 - Cotton, Catharine - [Recipe book]
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Cotton, Catharine.
[Recipe book] [manuscript] / Catharine Cotton.
[England], 1698.
Physical description:
105 leaves : paper ; 200 x 158 mm. bound to 205 x 161 mm.
Recipe book containing cooking and medical recipes in several hands. Several recipes are attributed to others, for example, to "Lady Morgen, "Lady Dolben," and "Mrs. Anne Sheldon." A medical prescription and recipe for "A sovereign remedy for bile" is signed "Dr. Josep Allen" (f. 7v with book reversed). Near the end in a section of blank pages is a satirical poem entitled "A receipt how to make a right Presbyterian in two days" (f. 15r with book reversed).
Ms. codex.
Attribution and date from title page, where first name is spelled "Catharine," elsewhere in volume and on covers it is "Catherine."
Foliation: Paper, 105; [ii], 1, 2, 5-43, [44-105]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners. Folio 12 has been torn out, other unnumbered leaves torn out; 24 blank leaves in middle. Reverse of the book has 7 leaves of mostly medical recipes.
Script: Written in a cursive script, by one hand on f. 1-40 and the remainder in several additional hands.
Binding: Contemporary leather with name Catherine:Cotton: embossed on both covers.
Origin: Written in England, 1698.
Several pages nearly detached.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 214.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 214
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