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Ms. Codex 1038 - [Recipe book]
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[Recipe book].
[England], [between 1765 and 1830]
Physical description:
88 leaves : paper ; 228 x 185 mm. bound to 230 x 190.
Collection of recipes for desserts, meats, preserves, "soops," and condiments, including Indian-influenced dishes such as curry and pickles. Some recipes are attributed, and Paxton, Baker, Ward, Pridham, Simeon, and Sayer are surnames that appear repeatedly. Included among the recipes are a few preparations for household tasks such as marking linen and making a red dye. Beginning upside down from the end is a collection of medical preparations. A few recipes written on scraps of paper and one printed recipe ("For Strains and Bruises") are laid in.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger; dating based on watermarks and date of 1828 appearing in manuscript (p. 95).
Oversize recipes removed from volume cataloged as Misc Mss 15.
Pagination: Paper, 88; 1-54, [55-176]; 98-131 are blank; 134-174 are numbered 1-11, starting from the end; partial contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners, modern pagination in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: First hand, 1-36 and 165-174; second hand, 37-94 and 136-165 and items laid in (date 1793 on oversize item removed from volume); third hand, 97-99 and items laid in, with date 1828. The first and second hands seem related, as attributions for recipes repeat in both hands.
Watermark: L. van Gerrink, 1765-1766 (Churchill, marks no. 253 and 411).
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in England between 1765 and 1830.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1038
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1038
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