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Auction: Books for Cooks
was auctioned on: 15 July 2010
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WILSON, H. COOKERY, PASTRY, PRESERVING & PICKLING..., 1774

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Estimate: £600 - £800
ca. US$916 - US$1,222
Price realised:  £4,375
ca. US$6,685
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Green, Hannah and Hannah Wilson. MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF "COOKERY, PASTRY, PRESERVING & PICKLING &C. AND MEDICINAL REC[EIP]TS", PRESENTED BY HANNAH WILSON TO HANNAH GREEN divided into four sections or 'quarters' devoted to: cookery (potting, making hams, cheeses and pies, roasting, fricasees, stewing); puddings, cakes, creams and jellies (including pancakes, biscuits, saffron bread and cheese cakes); preserves, pickles and wines; and finally, medicinal recipes including various poultices, salves, ointments and other preparations for treating a wide range of ailments, from ulcers to venereal disease and from small pox to the plague, with some recipes attributed to particular doctors; also with a short section at the end containing "Divers Receipts relating to Birds, Polishing, &c." 343 numbered pages including some blanks, plus title-page recording the presentation of the book by Hannah Wilson to Hannah Green and its total cost, plus an 18-page index at the end, mostly in a single neat hand (probably that of Hannah Wilson), the titles with calligraphic flourishes, all pages ruled in red, 4to (250 x 195 mm.), "Mount Prospect", 4 August 1774, contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece on front cover lettered in gilt "Hannah Green 1774", occasional minor staining, rebacked

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Books for Cooks
Date of the auction: 15 Jul 2010
Address: Sotheby's
London

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