|Creator:||Magalotti, Lorenzo, conte, 1637-1712.|
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In Italian, French, Spanish and English.
Decorated title page.
Laid in: dealer's description of manuscript; a typed transcript of three of the recipes in the manuscript; and 15 loose quarto leaves with additional recipes.
On spine: "Ricette per Camera Bottiglia: Credenza e Cucina."
Binding: full parchment; green silk ties.
Manuscript on paper, in various hands, of a collection of over 200 recipes in various hands. About half the recipes are for perfumes, including jasmine water; powders for scenting clothes and wigs; "acqua d'angeli"; and various balsam recipes. The volume also includes recipes for cooking delicacies and desserts such as "sorbete de pistache"; "the Duchess of Cleveland's sillybub"; "the king's sack posset"; and "Devonshire whirlpot." Other items include a medical prescription by Ludwig Kepler for "pulvis cephalicus"; a report by a Paduan doctor on the beneficial properties of coffee; and three pen and wash drawings of cassolettes.
1 v. (230 p.) ; 30 x 22 cm.
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