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Ms. Codex 823 - [Commonplace book and recipe book]
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[Commonplace book and recipe book] [manuscript].
[England, after 1567]
Physical description:
43 leaves : paper ; 198 x 141 mm. bound to 204 x 143 mm.
Commonplace book written in England, beginning with copies of selections from the Psalms; with a copy of the deathbed statement of Lady Katherine (presumably Lady Katherine Grey); and with a section of medicinal and culinary recipes at the end.
Ms. codex.
Foliation: Paper, 43; [1-13], 1-29, [43]; nearly contemporary foliation in ink, upper center recto, beginning on f. 14; this foliation corresponds to entries in the index on the preceding pages; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. References in this record are to modern foliation.
Script: Written in a cursive script by several hands.
Binding: Contemporary limp vellum.
Origin: Written in England in the 16th century.
Two leaves are torn out near the end but foliation is continuous.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 823
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 823

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 16th century
Date: 1567
Genre: Codices
Genre: Commonplace books
Genre: Cookbooks
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Cookery, English
Subject: Hertford, Katherine Seymour, Countess of, 1540-1568
Subject: Medicine
Related names: Aresty, Esther Bradford, former owner
Page material: Paper