Ms. Codex 823 - [Commonplace book and recipe book]
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[Commonplace book and recipe book] [manuscript].
[England, after 1567]
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.
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.
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Manuscripts, English - 16th century.
Foliation: Paper, 43; [1-13], 1-29, ; 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.
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.
UPenn Ms. Codex 823
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 823