MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK Medical and culinary recipe book
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MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK Medical and culinary recipe book
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Medical and culinary recipe book, ink on paper, 148 pages of recipes, in several early hands, lacks some leaves at beginning, pagination numerals added in purple pencil, early inscriptions including "This book... begun the 9th 1671" (partially struck through in ink) and "Judith Taylor, 1692", contemporary calf, upper cover detached, 4to (227 x 175mm.), [late seventeenth century]


  • A late seventeenth century manuscript recipe book, with between 2 and 5 recipes per page. The medical advice includes "Mrs Hiswicks recept of ye green ointment", "To prevent abortion in womin wth child", "A drink for ye rickits", "to release for a child that hath a great bely", "a good sorte of pills for a bad liver", "to make a paste to kape one face from pimpling", "a plaster to lay upon a childs navill for ye wormes", "an exalent recept for shortnes of breth", "Goody Coxons drying ointment", "for scurvey in the tooth", "Mrs Mayos grandfathers cordiall waters", "The Lady Masons syrop for a cough" and "Mrs Hobbs directions which was given to mee for my son Thomas for ye stone in the kidneys" and "The Lady Morley's diete drink for a dropsey". There are many recipes for cordials, wines and syrups. Cookery recipes include "To make puddings of hogs liver", "To hash a calves head", "To pickell pidgons", "To collar a pig", "To butter crabs", "To frigasie rabbets or chickon", "To make kidney toasts", "To make pudings in gutts", "To pickell trouts", "Excellent Westphalia ham of a leg of porke. Mr. Hamltons way", "To hange geese", "Oister sa[u]ce for boyled fowles", and "a dish of cuttlitts".
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