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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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Purrolane Earth, to use 33. Quick hatch ——77Phosphoreti Ball ______35. Q.E. of Roses ——178 Phosphorus __________66 Printing on Cloth— 101 Parmatum hand— 117 D[?] - — Soft — [?]. Pastels excellent - 127. Pearls [factitious?] 129. [Popahee?] Bread √ 151. [Pulvis fulminet?] 159 Powder [thalberry?] green ______________160 Potato to grew sooner 195√ Pearls [madelave?]__ 198 20b

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xx Rats to catch—61. to 64 Rats to Kill 63— 103. Roses to variegate the Colours —91 Rose Water, without [Fire?] 105 Radishes in all Seasons 118. √ Rose Water good —185 Rose to smell well D[?] Red Ink to make 187.196 Rose Pometum _ 182 Rosetta Copper 204.

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xxi Salt Cat for Pigeons _1. Schuram to prepare [5] Specific Graerly? of Metals 5. Shoes, to keep them well. 15.21.75 Sope soft, for shaving — 35. Spider red to destroy. .97-122 Suet to clarify _ ___________9.8.\ Steel or Metal to clean 99 Smell to Flowers _87. Stocks to variegate 92 Scurvy to cure [12]3 Sick Person live or die 135 Sweating to prevent in [?] _184 Staens of Wine [?] Cloth 192 √ Sapphire to a Diamond 208

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xxii Tapestry + Needle Work to learn. 13. Teeth to clean - ——————— 123. [?] the Solidity of D - [128?] Fiery [?] - ————————— 200

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Varnish Copal —24 —Gold —24 . 177 —Copal, from Germany 25. 170 —Russian, for Hott H 27. Vegetation —the nature of —36 — of Metallic [Glue?]; 40 Varnish for plaster and [?] Figures + Vessells 90 Vegetables —to separate their [?] Parts 108 Vermin from eating seed when sewn — 125 Vermin in Dogs to kill 153 Varnish Indian —161 Varnishes—164 — Transparent drying 168 -[?] 169 —[?] White —[?] —[?] Amber—172 —for Books—176

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