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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).
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1994.
Related names:
Allen, Josep.
Cooking, English - Early works to 1800.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, English - 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
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.
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. 10 (No. 10).
Other Titles:
Receipt how to make a right Presbyterian in two days.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 214.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 214

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 17th century
Date: 1698
Genre: Codices
Genre: Cookbooks
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Recipes
Subject: Cooking, English
Subject: Traditional medicine
Author: Cotton, Catharine
Related names: Allen, Josep
Page material: Paper