Manuscript Recipe Book, ink on paper, approximately 216 pages, book-plate Douglas of Cavers, 4to; another Manuscript Recipe Book, ink on paper, eighteenth century (2)
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Manuscript Recipe Book, ink on paper, approximately 216 pages, book-plate Douglas of Cavers, 4to; another Manuscript Recipe Book, ink on paper, eighteenth century (2)
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Manuscript Recipe Book, ink on paper, approximately 216 pages (210 numbered pages and a 6 page index), contemporary half calf, bookplate of Douglas of Cavers, 4to, 298 x 181mm.; another Manuscript Recipe Book, ink on paper (the handwriting in this different to the previous), approximately 36 pages, paper wrappers (covers detached), inscribed to inside cover 'Grace Douglas, March 1791 - Cavers', and 'CAVERS, 1791' to upper cover, 8vo, 201 x 159mm., [eighteenth century] (2)

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  • Recipes in the first including: 'Artichock Pye', 'To Bake a Goose', 'French Bread', 'To make a good hen pie', 'A veals feet pie', 'A Pock Pudding', 'To make a good house wife's pudding', 'To Dress a shoulder of of mutton with oysters', 'To Hash Rabbets', 'To make a Hash the Ladies Dish', 'To make a Turkish Dish called a Cabbage Pye', 'To Dress a veal head to eat cold', 'To recover Venison when it smells', 'Egg Possett', 'Orange Chips', 'The best way to make Cherry wine', 'To candy Angelica' [sic]

    Recipes in the second including: 'Ginger Wine', 'Lobster Sauce', 'Gateaux a la madelaine', 'Cure for a sprain', 'To make bloody pudding', 'Fricassee of Chickens', 'To clean Mahogany', 'Muffins', 'Almond pudding', 'Artificial Ice'

    Provenance: Lady Grace Douglas, married to George Douglas 18th of Cavers, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, thence by descent
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