COOKERY Recipe, note and commonplace book kept by Penelope Vavasour and other contributors (presumably from her family circle), [c.1790]
Lot 92
COOKERY
Recipe, note and commonplace book kept by Penelope Vavasour and other contributors (presumably from her family circle), [c.1790]
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,175) inc. premium

Lot Details
COOKERY
Recipe, note and commonplace book kept by Penelope Vavasour and other contributors (presumably from her family circle), bearing her ownership inscription on the inside upper cover, the volume comprising approximately sixty recipes, mostly in her hand, one dated 9 April 1787, as well as verse, amusing anecdotes, historical curiosities, puzzles and the like, and family notices ("...On the 21st April 1790 – our Dear Brother John Vavasour departed this life aged 46 after a lingering illness of 3 months/ one of the best of Men & was to us all Father Brother Friend – P.V...."; with notice of another John Vavasour, died aged 46 on 21 April 1790); among culinary recipes are: "To make a Rise [i.e. Rice] cake", subscribed "Proved", "To Make a good Common Cake", subscribed "proved by me P:V:", "To Make Ginger bread" [in another hand] ("...Take half a Pound of butter beat to a Cream four Eggs and beat half a Pound of coarse sugar two pounds of cold treacle season it with Ginger & lemon..."), "To make fine White Bread", subscribed "Miss Bernhard", "Spanish Butter", "To Make Lemon Solid", etc., c.120 pages, some browning or dust-staining and other usual signs of wear through use, spine weak, but nevertheless in sound condition, original vellum, 4to, [c.1790]
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