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Ms. Codex 625 - Kidder, E. (Edward), 1665 or 6-1739 - Receipts of pastry and cookery : for the use of his scholars
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Kidder, E. (Edward), 1665 or 6-1739.
Receipts of pastry and cookery [manuscript] : for the use of his scholars / by Ed. Kidder.
[England, 17--]
Physical description:
37 leaves : paper ; 182 x 117 (165 x 113) mm. bound to 187 x 123 mm.
Recipe book with a printed title page and manuscript collection of recipes. There is a table of contents for the various sections (p. 70) which include recipes for pies, pastries, cakes, broths, dressing fish, collaring, potting, pickling, and making jellies.
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1994.
Cooking - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Ms. codex.
Title from printed title page, possibly from London, that reads in full: Receipts of pastry and cookery for the use of his scholars by Ed. Kidder; who teacheth at his school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, in the afternoon, in St. Martin's Le Grand; and on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, in the afternoon, at his school next to Furnival's Inn in Holborn; and ladies may be taught at their own houses.
Pagination: Paper, i + 37 + i; [iii], 1-66, [67-71]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corner.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with one recipe in a second hand (p. 71).
Binding: 18th-century[?] stamped leather, with gilt stamped title on spine: Kidder Receipts.
Origin: Written in England in the 18th century.
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. 33-34 (No. 57).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 625
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 625

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 18th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Codices
Genre: Cookbooks
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Recipes
Subject: Cooking
Author: Kidder, E. (Edward), 1665 or 6-1739
Page material: Paper