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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.
1. f.1r-6r: Psalms 23-31. -- 2. f.7r-9r: A briefe discourse of the man[er] and order of the dep[ar]ting of the Ladye Katherine by one hole night wherin she dyed in the morning ... 27 January 1567. -- 3. f.10r-12r: Index to recipes. -- 4. f.14v-43v: Recipes.
Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 23 February 1959, lot 322, to Dawson.
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1992.
Related names:
Aresty, Esther Bradford, former owner.
Hertford, Katherine Seymour, Countess of, 1540-1568.
Cookery, English - Early works to 1800.
Medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Commonplace books.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Manuscripts, English - 16th century.
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.
Other Titles:
Bible. O.T. Psalms. English Selections.
Briefe discourse of the maner and order of the departing of the Ladye Katherine by one hole night wherin she dyed in the morning.
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