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MEDICAL MANUSCRIPT FROM VERY EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY with RECIPES FOR WINE
1801 on, n.p. 1801 - Crown quarto (5-3/4" x 7-3/4") bound in full period vellum with one brass clasp, the other lacking. Contains hundreds of manuscript recipes written in a legible hand on 247 pages with a further 9 pages at the end, dos-a-dos, of recipes for wine--Gooseberry, Imperial Pop, Currant, etc. Likely British in origin with the first page dated 1801. Contents include Scotts Pills, Asiatic Dentrifice, Godfreys Cordial, Coerate Spermacaeti, Tinct Sacra Vinosa, Sulphur Anis, Radcliffs Elixir, Batemans Drops, British Oil, Bug Poison, For the Cough, For the Wind, Cold Cream, For a Cold, Sheep Powder, Rat Paste, Tooth Powder, Jesuits Drops, Worm Cakes, Pill Antivenereal, Purging Balls, Fly Water for Sheep, etc. Also included are a number of general recipes such as for Red Sealing Wax, Colours for Windows, Indian Curry Powder, Oil Varnish, Dyes, Marking Ink, Gold Lacquer, etc. Fascinating compilation. Laid in is an old British bookseller's catalogue description of this volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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