Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding
Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding Cooking & Medicine 1661 Secrets Physicks Cookery Two rare works Leather Binding
$ 1,250.00

(Old Books, 17th Century Books).

A Choice Manuall, or Rare and Select Secrets in Physick and Chyrurgery.
Published 1661, London by Gartrude & Dawson.
233 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait.

A True Gentlewoman's Delight. Wherein is Contained All Manner of Cookery.
Published 1661, London by Gartrude & Dawson.
140 pages. Text in English.

A Rare mid-17th century pair of works relating to medicine, recipes and cooking.

Period full leather binding, spine and covers ruled in blind, engraved portrait frontis.

Binding remains clean, tight, and sound although book as physical object displays various signs of age, time and handling. The first section/ work appears to be lacking 8 leaves throughout the text although these seems to have been removed long ago since the binding is so tight. The second work is complete.

Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina, several pages with either short edge tears or some loss of blank margin. Because the book is essentially a compilation of recipes and formulas, the missing pages are likely specific recipes someone removed, leaving the rest complete and readable.

Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.

Book Measures c. 4 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W.

[B1180].