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A volume in leather covers comprised of handwritten culinary, medicinal, and household recipes by an unnamed author. The recipes were probably written in the 19th century in England. Culinary recipes include cakes, jellies, puddings, sauces, soups, and wines. Highlights include carbonated water, fricassee of beef, ginger beer, green gooseberry cheese, hare soup, little pudding cups, orange wine, and wafer gingerbread. Included are remedies for ailments such as bites, burns, drowning, hydrophobia, inflamed leg, poisoning, typhus, swallowing pins, and warts. Some culinary recipes are attributed to Mrs. Holland. Instructions for recovery of a drowning person are attributed tot the Dublin Humane Society. Several household recipes are included such as reviving gilt frames, testing for deleterious ingredients in wine, and ink. Written inside the front cover is a brief partial index. A weather table is written on one leaf. The volume is interleaved with blotting paper. Covers are detached and a few pages are loose.
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
- February 2019
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