A manuscript "Receipt Book" [recipe book] compiled by an unknown hand;
The trade label of "James Draper No.6 Crampton Court" who sold "pencils, stamps, account books of every description of the very best quality" along with "wafers, pens, ink, writing papers" and "cards" (with illustrations of each of these arranged in oval around his name) is pasted onto the inner endpaper. On the facing page written in ink "Rect. Book" with an illustration in ink of a man in profile. Above this is written in pencil "C. O'Carroll". On the next page is written ink ink "Receipt book / 1811".
Contains recipes on how to make curry, lemon and currant wine, parsnip wine, rice and apple fritters and pickled oysters; on how to brew ale "on a small scale" and numerous cures for cholera and other ailments and illnesses of humans and animals including a cure for toothache and asthma and "an infallible cure for the bite of a mad dog". Also included are household tips on how to make French polish for furniture.
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Marbled covered boards with old calfskin backed spine. Recipes written in black ink on laid watermarked paper.
Physical description: 1 v. ; 65 pp.
Varying form of title: A manuscript recipe book compiled by an unknown hand; 1811-1831
According to vendor of Limerick provenance.
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