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An oblong volume bound in parchment comprising culinary, medicinal, and household recipes by and unknown compiler who probably lived in Derbyshire, England. The recipes were written between the years 1815 and 1842. Almost all the recipes have attributions including, Broughton Benjamin Pegge Burnell, Elizabeth Pigot, Dr. John Hollis Pigot, Margaret Pigot, Mrs. W. Beecher, Raffald, and Lord Harbro's cook. Culinary recipes include beverages, breads, broths, cakes (savory and sweet), cheeses, jellies, meat dishes, picklings, puddings, and savory pies. Highlights include potted and toasted meats; bachelor's pudding, Irish brown bread pudding, 100 pound pudding and carrot pudding; flummery; cream cheese and Italian cheese; eel pies; treacle beer; and cheap soup for the poor. Reading from back to front are medicinal and household recipes. There are remedies for burns, coughs, deafness, eye ailments, intestinal ailments, and toothaches. Toilet preparations include hair wash and tooth powder. Formulas for household include cleaning tables, dyeing silk, destroying moths, velvet paints, and washing lace. The pages reading from front to back are numbered 1-74 preceded by a table of contents listing each recipe, attribution, and page number. Twenty-seven blank pages follow. Pages reading from back to front are numbered 1-38 with a table of contents.
Sold by Ken Spelman Books (York, England), 2018.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- August 2018
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