Manuscript volume of medicinal recipes by Elizabeth Isham

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A manuscript volume of recipes. The title page contains two titles. The first "This is a booke of phisick of Elizabeth Isham" and the second "Thomas Sendall Scripsit An[no] domini 1659". The titles are in two different scripts. It was possibly originally started by Elizabeth Isham and then continued by Thomas Sendall. Other scripts also occur in the volume. Some recipes are titled with names of their "creators" e.g. Lady Simon, Dr Stevens, Lady Dowglasse, Mrs Dormor. Inserted after page 48 there is a short note on the theatres of Elizabethan London.

Among the numerous recipes are cures for burns, fits, French Pox, madness, memory, piles, plague in horses, sore eyes, toothache and wind.

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