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A black, leather bound volume comprised of culinary recipes and medicinal remedies written by and unnamed author in England spanning the years from 1852 to 1877. Recipes include beverages, cakes, cheeses, creams, fruits, jams, marmalades, meat dishes, puddings, sauces, souffles, and soups. Highlights include spruce beer and Francatelli's moselle; cheese souffle; butter and fish sauces; apricot, castle, celestine, and Marlborough puddings; current, ginger, Madeira, seed, and Sultan cakes; Indian curry; ornamental sugar; and ice cream. Medicinal remedies include formulas to treat bed sores, bright's disease, coughs, diphtheria, jaundice, rheumatism, and swallowing a wasp. There are several household recipes including floor varnish, cleaning grates, and polishing oils. Instructions for knitting baby booties, a cap, a horse shoe heel, and a round heel are included. Some instructions for gardening and care of certain plants are in the volume. Clippings from newspapers of recipes and household instructions are pasted in the volume. A receipt for a folding spring bedstead from Stewart & Co. in London signed E. P. Henderson--possibly the compiler--is pasted in the volume.
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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