LJS 165 - [Recipe book]
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[Recipe book] [manuscript].
[England, ca. 1690-1802]
90 leaves : paper ; 307 x 194 mm. bound to 317 x 210 mm.
Collection of culinary recipes, such as to pickle or preserve various kinds of fruits and vegetables, to prepare meat and fish, and to make wines and desserts; medicinal recipes, for ailments such as stones, colic, consumption, toothache, thrush, and worms; and household preparations, as for killing lice and moths and making substances such as ink and glue. The latest entry is a copy of an 1802 court proceeding at the Old Bailey against 2 men, Levy Cohen and Ephraim Jacobs, charged with forging notes from the Bank of England, which concludes with a verdict of not guilty (f. 76v-79r). The first leaf has medical notes of an astrological nature (f. 1v). Many edges repaired.
Early ownership inscription: Edward Newton (f. 90r).
Sold at auction at Christie's, 20 Sept. 1996, lot 158, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Newton, Edward, 18th cent., former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Cooking, English - Early works to 1800.
Medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Trials (Forgery) - England - London.
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Manuscripts, English - 17th century.
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Manuscripts, English - 19th century.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 90; [1-13], 14-18, 20-39, 41-54, 56-69, 74-78, [79-97]; early foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in cursive script by multiple hands.
Binding: Modern half morocco over marbled boards.
Origin: Written in England, ca. 1690 (f. 80v) to 1802 (f. 76v); the dates 1709 (f. 39r) and 1722 (f. 74v) also appear in the manuscript.
UPenn LJS 165.
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 165