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Level Item
Extent 1 volume
Title Book of receites, A
Date c.1650-1739
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A collection of medical, cookery and veterinary receipt, etc. : mainly by two hands, one c. 1650, the other dated 1731-1739.

The original hand is that of ff. 1-82, of which ff. 1-38 are cookery receipts and the remainder medical. It also appears on 7 pp. at the end, containing veterinary receipts.

At the end also are 11 pp. headed 'Dialectica est ars bene disserendi', partly in English and partly in Latin, by a different hand, also c. 1650.

Acquisition Details Purchased 1931.
Accession Number 75684
Access Status Open
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Language English
Language Latin
Physical Description 7 bl ll. + 87 ff. + 26 ll. + 97 bl. ll. + 5 bl. ll. 8vo. 16 x 11 cm. Original vellum gilt binding defective, both clasps wanting. A number of leaves have been cut out.
Finding Aids Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).
Copies This recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. In addition, a microfilm copy is held as AMS/MF/232.
Relevant Publications Published (in microfilm form) in Women in Medicine: Remedy Books, 1533 - 1865, ed. Sara Pennell (Woodbridge, Connecticut: Primary Source Microfilm, 2004).



Formulas, recipes, etc.

Subject Veterinary Medicine
Subject Cooking
Subject Medicine, Traditional

Formulas, recipes, etc.

MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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