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Ms. Codex 205 - [Recipe book]
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[Recipe book] [manuscript].
[England], 1777.
Physical description:
74 leaves : paper ; 197 x 159 mm. bound to 205 x 165 mm.
Recipe book containing mostly recipes for wine, cooking, and preserving, plus a few medical and veterinary prescriptions; and a few recipes for cleaning plate, fumigating rooms, etc. In addition to English recipes are some that show continental influence, for example, those for French bread, French fritters, Paris curd, Dutch biscuits, and Portugal cakes. Includes a table of contents for 163 numbered recipes (f. 1r-2v). A leaf laid in the front from A.B. and addressed to Mrs. Edward Browne appears to be dated Feb. 1, [1808?] "To make a sweet jar;" the same recipe is copied in the same hand on f. 4v.
Gift of Esther Bradford Aresty, 1994.
Cooking, English - Early works to 1800.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Wine and wine making.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Ms. codex.
Foliation: Paper, 74; [1-74]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in various cursive scripts by several hands.
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in England, 1777 (f. 74v).
Two leaves laid in are shelved with the manuscript.
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), p. 12 (No. 12).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 205
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 205

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 18th century
Date: 1777
Genre: Codices
Genre: Cookbooks
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Recipes
Subject: Cooking, English
Subject: Traditional medicine
Subject: Wine and wine making
Page material: Paper