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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 91
Bound volume of recipes; [n.d.] 1630-1680
This manuscript volume consists of three sections. Folios 8-84 are comprised of medicinal recipes arranged in alphabetical order of afflication. Folios 85-105 and 179-85 are sections of miscellaneous medicinal recipes. There are a few culinary recipes interspersed with those of a medicinal nature.
While the vast majority of cures are for humans, there are a few for horses.
The sentence 'Elizabeth Penrhyn a gift from The Duke of Portland 1817' precedes the beginning of the text on f 8.
Title Of Work
Volumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Large folio volume
ff 1-7 and ff 106-78 are blank but ruled
Heawood no. 842
Watermark: Cockatrice holding the crozier of Basle above a house (Basle paper made by Heusler, c. 1611); entire volume made of the same type of paper.
Countermark: none present with this watermark
Secretary script with italic titles
Red ink rulings throughout
Brown calf leather on pasteboards originally blind stamped with 4 fillet lines around the borders of upper and lower covers, and double fillet lines forming a panel in centre of covers; gold stamped around border and around central panel is an additional decoration in a single fillet; a single ornamental crowned fleur de lis is also gold stamped in the four corners of central panel in both upper and lower covers; spine is divided into 12 panels which are separated by thin double fillets, also gold stamped; binding has no titles; pastedowns appear to be of the same paper which makes up the MS; covers originally were closed with two sets of ties which are now missing; volume is gold graphed.
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