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    Sir High Plat: Delights For Ladies (London: H.L. and R.Y., 1630), full title is: Delights for Ladies to adorne their persons, table, closets and distillatories with beauties, banquet, perfumes and waters. Read, practice and censure. Lacks title page, unpaginated, text within ornamental border, signatures A-G 12 H-11, vellum bound with decorative tooling on spine, 3" x 4.75". This tiny cookbook is really a wonder to behold. The fact that a book was produced for strictly women during this period is interesting, and the fact that it still survives is a wonder indeed. A few sections of the book are entitled: "The Art of Preserving, consuming, candying, etc.; Secrets in distillation; Cookery and Huswifery, etc. In good condition; vellum has warped and cracked over time; light toning on covers and pages; pages slightly browned; inscribed on the inside cover as: "Elizabeth Rogers her booke 1655", pencil notations on several pages. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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