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Ms. Codex 624 - Petre, D - [Recipe book]
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Author:
Petre, D.
Title:
[Recipe book] [manuscript].
Origin:
[England], 1705.
Physical description:
106 leaves : paper ; 178 x 147 mm. bound to 180 x 150 mm.
Summary:
Recipe book containing medical and cooking recipes. Recipes for cooking are written from front to back; medical recipes comprise the larger section and are written from back to front with book reversed. Contains a table of contents for each section. A number of recipes are attributed to named individuals. One leaf with recipe for "Artificial Asses Milk" is laid in after the cookery section
Provenance:
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1994.
Subject:
Cooking, English - Early works to 1800.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Cookbooks.
Recipes.
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Attribution from f. 1v, D Petre Her Book. A different hand has added "oro:" behind the "D" (perhaps Dorothy or Dorothea) and added the date, 1705. Attribution is difficult to decipher; in her catalog Janet Theophano has used the attribution Doro Petrie.
Pagination: Paper, 107; [1-107]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Contemporary pagination from front: [iv], 1-53. Contemporary pagination from reverse: [iv], 1-75. 34 blank leaves in between. There are a number of stubs for pages in the middle that appear to have been cut or torn out.
Script: Written in a cursive script by several hands.
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in England, 1705.
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) pp. 15-16 (No. 18).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 624
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 624

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 18th century
Date: 1705
Genre: Codices
Genre: Cookbooks
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Recipes
Subject: Cooking, English
Subject: Traditional medicine
Author: Petre, D
Page material: Paper