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Ms. Codex 624 - Petre, D - [Recipe book]
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Petre, D.
[Recipe book] [manuscript].
[England], 1705.
Physical description:
106 leaves : paper ; 178 x 147 mm. bound to 180 x 150 mm.
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
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1994.
Cooking, English - Early works to 1800.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
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