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Auction: Books for Cooks
was auctioned on: 15 July 2010
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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,528 - US$2,292
Price realised:  £2,750
ca. US$4,202
Lot number 41, Views: 47

Pageit, Richard. HIS MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK containing c.120 entries for wines, meat and fish dishes, cakes, biscuits, preserves, soups, sauces, pies and other dishes, including a recipe for veal soup in verse "Sent by Mr Pope to Dean Swift", with a few medicinal recipes such as "The famous American Receipt for the Rheumatism", "An Excellent Syrup for preserving the Lungs", and a recipe for plague water dated 12 July 1721 "Sent by Monsr. P. Daulhat to Coll: John Archer, who afterwards unhappily shot himself" c.80 pages (most with contemporary pagination) plus blanks, mostly in a single hand, two recipes loosely inserted, oblong 8vo (180 x 240 mm.), [1700-c.1750], contemporary green painted vellum, central panel of front cover lettered in gilt "Richard Pageit 25t March 1700", light staining throughout, extremities worn

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