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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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16 To raise Fruit Trees [in the margin] [double line] 20. Take a Piece of the Root of any Apple, or Pear Tree, about 6 Inches long and Tongue graft a [Seyen?] of Apple or Pear into the Root, thus, Cut the Root of the Graft a slope, about an Inch, + until very smooth; then cleave them both about an Inch, and insert them into each other, that the Sap of the Graft may join the Sap of the Root as much as possible lap the jointed Part with a little Hemp or Flax [Hurds?], + set the Root to grafted into the [Ground?], about 10 or 12 inces deep, that the joint may be coverd [A?] inches under the Earth, shell it may wet be quick bound but rest moist, by the Earth. The Root must not be less then the Seyen, but both of the same Bigness is best, that you may join them on both Sides- The Graft may be any [shaet fair?] Branch es by as a, [Mavi Fanisser?], + 5 or 6 feet long, provided

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16 the Root be propationable: the Roots of young Trees to be preferrd to older ones as they will better taken the Sap, + areneth the Graft, the best Roots are sawed from Kernels,+ may be drawn at 1, 2 or 3 years old _ Plums, Cherries, Apricots and Peaches may be then raised -

21. Rx.[recipe] fine silver Filings ℥üÿ -[ symbol ]℥ÿmake a cold Metallic Vegetatiens by Himberg

-Pint a Septier is an Golden or heavy too quick making 12 quarts.

[lye?] Rx[recipe] of this Liquer ℥i. or there abouts. put it into a small Vial, add about the Size of a Pea of a common a a a [with a line over the top is symbol for amalgam]of Gold or Silver, let the Glass stand a few minutes + you will see small Filaments rise from the a a a [with a line over the top is symbol for amalgam] . w will continue sheoting from Branches from their sides, + at last small [?] will rise - The aaa will grows herd, and of a dirty white, but the little Shrubs will be like Silver.

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18. One whole vegetation will be found in a 1/4 of an Hour -

This vegetation maybe verced either with thinner women srusted Branches for the weaker the water the longer will be the Ramifica tions beforming and the contrary if the water be strong. The whole Surface of the aaa will be in an instent coverd with a thick Shrub.

2d Sept.

Dissolve well Metal you please in Ag. fort. or Ag. Reg. evaporate to dryness, and you will have agrey, green as brown Map. [?] to the Metal. Rx [recipe] of this Map the Size of a Pea, and put it into some of the Liquor of (Hinks made by Beliq: In 3 or 4 Minutes you will have a Shoot of the Sire of a Bow, with will rise higher and 1 or 2 Branches will shoot with a small [?] of Air at Top.

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Rx [recipe] a Gallen of spring water take out a pint and set apart. put out the rest of good Opperas [Zv?] simmer gently over the fire, and take off the skim as it rises and fithe. Add of Rock Allum Zy - Sugar Candy powderd Zi - and Gum Arabee Zii dissolvd in the Pint of water set apart - Infuse there in a Shone Bottle with tbi of blue Galls powderd, [?] in a warm Place and shaken every day, for 8 days. if it should not be black enough add some drops of Tinilum of Steel. - It makes a fine black [?] ink.

Excellent Black Ink D Parker. Tried To [Gol Cerry?] J. of W. July 1798

23. In the Liver of the Pa there as whel the Butchers cal the [Mull bal?] ther very hard and give it to a dog. [?]

To make Dogs follow you. Mr. Durell.

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20 will follow you divetly or rub the soles of your shoes with it. The will do the same. Probation.

To make Mares follow you 24. Rub the sole of your shoe in the Chekitling Season with the Pudendum of the Female Mare, and walk along the Paths Mel done frequent morning in [?] and on the male have will follow you and come very near.

Hard Pomatum 25 A Mutton Suet 3 to boil and skim in quart [?], pour it from the Drop. add while won Zviy, well together a scent with Essence of Lemon, and make Rolls.

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