COOKERY AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY Early eighteenth century recipe book bearing the ownership inscription "Susanna Banner Her Book June the 7th 1707"; with one other
Lot 23
COOKERY AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY
Early eighteenth century recipe book bearing the ownership inscription "Susanna Banner Her Book June the 7th 1707" (also that of Ann Turner); with one other
Sold for £ 5,625 (US$ 7,474) inc. premium

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COOKERY AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY
Early eighteenth century recipe book bearing the ownership inscription "Susanna Banner Her Book June the 7th 1707" (also that of Ann Turner), comprising recipes running up until 1742, written in several early eighteenth century hands (nearly all culinary but interspersed, as usual, with a few medicinal), some attributed (most to a Mrs Ellys), including recipes "to doe Oysters in scholop shell", "to make whip Sullibubs", "to bake a Pigg", "to make puff paste", "A most Excellent medican against the Plague", "a florentine of spinedge", "a purgation against mallincholy", "To boyle pigeons with rice", "to make a Lemon puding this is a very good receet", "To make Almond Cheesecakes", "To Make Wallnut Ketchup", and many others, c.180 pages, usual slight signs of wear but overall in good sound and attractive condition, original vellum boards, small 4to, 1707; together with a volume of some 330 medical recipes, kept in one or more early eighteenth century hands, c.180 pages, paper darkened through damp, especially at the edges, although in sound condition, nineteenth century calf, 8vo, first half eighteenth century

Footnotes

  • 'IT IS A GOOD DISH HOTT OR COLD' – the first of these volumes is a fine and uncommon example of an early eighteenth century recipe book, catering (as seems usual) for a moderately large household, as is exemplified by a recipe for baking a pig: "Scald him & Slitt him in the middle fle him & take oute the bones, Season him with Salt & peper, Cloves mace & nutmeggs Chop Earbes with the Yolkes of 3 new layd Eggs & perboyled Currans, then lay your pigg into your pye lay hearbes upon it then putt one the other halfe with more hearbes upon it/ it is a good dish hott or cold". Loosely inserted into the same volume is a clipping from an early-to-mid twentieth century exhibition catalogue, stating that it has been 'Lent by Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Galbraith' (overleaf being part of an entry for a printed item lent by The Patent Office Library, which was to be transferred to the British Museum Library in 1967).
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