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[England], 1777. Collection of recipes (numbered 1-253 with many errors) for alchemical and practical applications such as making candles, butter, varnish, many types of ink (including a recipe for "magic ink", p. 201), sealant for waterproofing shoes (p. 15), cement for mending broken china or glass (p. 205), and occasional medicinal uses such as preventing yellow fever (p. 158). Alchemical recipes include instructions for turning white sapphires into diamonds (p. 208), creating artificial diamonds (p. 193) and artificial pearls (p. 206), creating a powder that burns green (p. 160), and how to give new colors (p. 85) or new fragrances (p. 87) to flowers. Other instructions include a method for preserving animals such as dogs and horses at the size they were at birth (p. 183), purifying water (p. 15), sending secret letters written on the inside of an egg (p. 185-186), how to wash fleecy hosiery (p. 191), and predicting whether a sick person will live or die (p. 135). A printed clipping for how to grow radishes has been pasted in (p. 118) and a print of a plan for a smelting furnace has been laid into the manuscript. Also includes an alphabetical index (p. v-xxviii) and 7 leaves laid into the manuscript with additional recipes such as a remedy for scurvy and a recipe for iron gall ink. One leaf written in French for a recipe for magic ink (Gibraltar, 15 May 1795).

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Foil for precious stones 12. Fruit Trees to raise --15. Few from an Egg.--76 Flowers double. 93 -------Colours [display] [Rename] Plant----- 94 ----Succession in [berriser] 95 Fish to catch------------ 120. D-- -------------------- 121. Fruit if a plentiful Year 126 Fleas in Dogs ---------- 156 Fatigue in [Recunery] [Foohren] to prevent 184 Fleecy Hosery to wash.191 Fire cheap -------204

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Gold or Silver in Shells-4 Green Paint for Wood. 103 Glass Vessels to purify-122 Gold to deforme 147 Greek. [Triangle]. 150 [Dot in circle] [Gold] Experiment 181 [Do][Bismuth?] 187 Du.[bismuth?] Magic188 Glass artificial 193 [Circle with dot}[Gold] from [h with cross on it] [Lead} 202

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Hares to follow you-- 20 Harvest if good to know 126 Hens Powder [?] 154 Hens to lay Eggs 159

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Ink black----------------------pg.195 Ink to make from the Powder 99 Incense for bats --------97 Ivory to soften -----------------149 Iron Bar to break ----150 Ink that does not mould 161 Incem but beble match. 162.181 Leaves Impest on 179 Paper. Incembes inble Act .180 Ink Red --------- 107 Japan Ink. ------------196 Ink Powder------ 197 --------Magic . 201

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