Ms. Codex 252 - [Recipe book]
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[Recipe book] [manuscript].
[England, ca. 1600-1710]
149 leaves : paper ; 182 x 250 mm. bound to 188 x 254 mm.
Manuscript compilation primarily comprising medical recipes including prescriptions for named individuals, the earliest are attributed to Martyn Hill. There are also a number of culinary recipes and recipes for mead, wine, etc., plus a few verses, proverbs, accounts, and lists. Recipes are attributed to a number of named individuals including Doctors Stephens, Rantt, Garth, and Smithston; Lady Paget, Lord and Lady Howard, Lady Swain, Lady Widderington, Lady Portman, Lady Barkshire, Lady Rudston, the Duchess of Cleveland, the Countess of Kent, the Countess of Manchester; and a number of other men and women including Michael Scott, Charles Carborrowes, Sir Edward Bainton; and others with the surnames Crane, William, Anwell, Hillton, Clarke, Simes, Sandalle, Cocker, Harcourt, Harriss, Morgan, Ettick, Eton, Shaft, Young, Dutton, Hescot, Briscoe, Proctor, Townsend, Warpoole, Gramer, Matthers, Wyett, Eadward, Attwood, Marshall, Allibon, Douglass, Yeats, Hennage, Webb, Skelton, Snape, Thornton, Grinewell, Fasburey, cousin Swineburn, and more. The names of Morison family members are written on the inside cover.
Inside upper cover contains ownership inscription of Chr. Maddison, 24 June 1675; John Cranford, 1710.
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1994.
Maddison, Chr., former owner.
Morison family, former owner.
Cranford, John, former owner.
Cooking, English - Early works to 1800.
Herbs - Therapeutic use - Early works to 1800.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Wine and wine making - Early works to 1800.
Accounts. - aat
|Form / Genre:||
Manuscripts, English - 17th century.
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Dates in several places in the manuscript, 1663-1688. The earliest hand appears to date from the early 17th century. A list of clothing belonging to Mary Maddison is dated 1673. Ownership inscription inside upper cover dated 24 June 1675; last date in manuscript is an ownership inscription on an inside leaf, John Cranford, 1710, p. 243.
Pagination: Paper, 149 leaves; 1-46, 53-67, 67-76, 78-85, 87-98, 100, 100-212, [i], 213-295; contemporary pagination in ink, upper left corner of each page, until p. 257; from p. 259, pagination continued in modern pencil numerals, upper left corner of every odd-numbered page. The first ten leaves are also independently foliated in a contemporary hand. There are stubs between several of the leaves, indicating missing or torn out leaves, but the pagination was done after the leaves had been removed, since it does not take the missing leaves into account.
Script: Written in various cursive scripts by several hands. The endpapers and endleaf contain miscellaneous notes and pen trials.
Binding: 17th-century (?) stamped leather binding with gilding. Cover worn at hinges. Both boards completely detached as well as first and last quires. Many leaves frayed and worn at the edges. Many stains and smudges. Half of the last folio (pp. 295-) missing.
Origin: Written in England, 1600-1710.
Contains five leaves laid in at various places: between p. 58-59, 185-186, 197-198 (2 ll. laid in) and 288-289. Four of the inlaid leaves appear to be contemporary with the manuscript or slightly later; the fifth is a 20th-century typewritten page.
|Indexed / Referenced in:||
Described in Theophano, Janet. Household Words: Women Write from and for the Kitchen, an exhibition of materials selected from the Esther B. Aresty Collection of Rare Books on the Culinary Arts (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, 1996), p. 6 (No. 1).
Maddison Family Receipt Book
UPenn Ms. Codex 252.
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 252