16thC Recipe book, handwriting and UPenn Library

Recipe no. 26, To make muske sope!

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I’m trying to decide what I like better about online commonplace books, the snapshot of daily life centuries ago, the new info you find from reading the commentary of what that person found most important to remember, or just looking at the art of the bound book, the handwriting and the structure of the work itself.

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2 thoughts on “16thC Recipe book, handwriting and UPenn Library

    1. The pleasure is mine. I love pre-17th century books ( for handwriting, recipes, herbal terms, and commonplace organization ideas)!! Thanks for posting and keep up the stellar work. Oh, and look me up on facebook under Giata 🙂

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