28th July 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Lot 93


Cookery. Manuscript receipt book of Ann Broke [Brooke], c.1678-92. [24] 1-59 61-76 78-88 90-336...

Cookery. Manuscript receipt book of Ann Broke [Brooke], c.1678-92. [24] 1-59 61-76 78-88 90-336 339-352 pp., 312 x 200 mm, arms of Amsterdam watermarks (countermarks 'PR'), written in brown ink in a single cursive hand, hand-ruled in red throughout, the initial [24] pp. containing an index with alphabetical index-tabs along fore edges (dated 1678 at foot), the main text containing approximately 34-37 lines to the page including headings, 3 contemporary flyleaves at front (the first mounted to later blank recto, verso with 19th-century bookplate of Christopher Turnor (1809-1886) of Stoke Rochford and related gift inscription 'Presented to the library, Stoke Rochford, By Mr Frederick Manning', the third with ownership inscription 'Ann Broke 1692' and later explanatory annotation below, 18th or 19th century), 2 between index and main text, a few errors in pagination (text continuous), approximately 20 pages left blank, paper restoration to upper fore corner of first index-leaf, pp. 335/6 and 339/40 stuck together (text continuous). Binding: 20th-century tan calf by Bayntun (qty: 1) The author of this extensive receipt book appears to have been Ann Broke, daughter of Sir Robert Broke, 1st Baronet (1622-1694), of Nacton, Suffolk, and his wife Anne Tollemache, who is believed to have died before 1685, when Sir Robert remarried; the younger Anne seems to have married her cousin Robert Broke (d.1714), son of Sir Robert's brother William. The numerous receipts are all listed in the index under the following headings: Boyled Meats; Baked Meats; Butters; Chesecaks & Cheese; Creames; Cakes & Bread; To make Fritters; To Press Fish; Candeys; Juyces; Jellys; Marmaletts; Quidinocks [sic: apparently a kind of preserve]; Pancakes & puffs; Purfumes, Pomatums & cleening for hands Face and Teeth; Puddings; Possetts; Pickles; Paists and Preserves; Preserves; Rost Meats; Souces; Sallating; Suggers; Sweet Meats Dryed; Syrrups; and Wines and other Liquors.

Sold for £19,000
Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th July 2021

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