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MANUSCRIPT RECIPE / COOKERY BOOK. Marianne - Glasse, Hannah, et al]. Kimball, Ma - 1800. 
(n. d.), (n. p.) - 22 leaves. 42 ruled pages containing 95+ manuscript recipes, plus ownership notation to recto of first leaf. Additional manuscript recipe folded and laid in, circa 1930s. 5-7/8" x 3-3/4" Manuscript recipe book kept by one Marianne Kimball, whom we speculate lived in the New England area, based on the ingredients utilized and occasional regional-specific recipe name (e.g., Concord Cake and Salem Pumpkin Pudding). Many of the recipes are desserts, and appear to have been copied from Hannah Glasse's The Complete Confectioner; or, Housekeeper's Guide, likely the revised 1800 edition or a later one. The smaller number of recipes for meat and fowl dishes appear to have come from multiple later sources, though the profusion of cookery and housekeeping books published in the mid 19th century in the US, and the overlapping use of certain recipes, makes more precise attribution uncertain, though Benjamin Olds' Economical Cookery and Sarah Josepha Hale's Modern Household Cookery appear to be likely candidates.A handful of recipes may have come from neighbors, and have names Recipes include: Potted Pigeons; An Apricot Jam after the French; Pickled Wallnuts [sic]; Slap Packs; Portugal Cake; Smith's Custards; Cocoa Nut Pudding; Snow Balls; Floating Islands; Oyster Sauce; To Bake a Cod; and many more. Spine mostly perished; covers detached but present, with soiling/staining, two small nails threaded into front cover; creasing/chipping to beginning and end leaves; light staining and spotting throughout, occasionally very minimally affecting readability; pencil "X" through a few recipes, not interfering with readability. Ink text quite legible and neat, overall; rare occasions of pencil text, usually faded. Good condition only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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