Dutch Recipe Book, 1611.
Abraham de Bous.
Netherlands, 1611. 4to. Contemporary limp vellum (re-use of half of another binding). Ms. of which ca. 80 pp. animated with naive floral border ornaments and marginal illustrations including fruits, birds, insects, snakes, flowers, a fish, etc., coloured with washes, 3 pp. with small explanatory pen-drawings. Very nice and interesting early seventeenth-century cookery book, containing also recipes for medical care and painters.