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Cookbooks and Herbals

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Herbals, which describe the appearance of medicinal plants, tell how to gather, prepare, preserve and store them. These books contribute to the work of physicians, pharmacists and botanists by providing data about the indication and dosage of these plants. Elizabethan literature is filled with references to herbal lore, herbs and their uses, herb gardens, and manners and customs associated with herbs and their use. Thus herbals can provide a vivid background of life in times past.

An interest in cookbooks and household management is a legacy from FSU’s earliest years as a women’s college. Cookbooks are held in our Rare Book, Florida and Scottish collections. The oldest in our cookbook collection is from 1622 Venice.

The separate collections of cookbooks and herbals held in Special Collections & Archives are presented together here in a single digital collection.

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All about cookery
All about cookery
by Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
American economical housekeeper, and family receipt book
American economical housekeeper, and family receipt book
by Mrs. E. A. Howland., Previous eds. published under title: The New England economical housekeeper and family receipt book; Lowenstein, 341., Imprint date from Lowenstein, 535., Includes indexes., "Twentieth thousand, improved and enl. from the fortieth thousand".
American practical cookery-book, or, Housekeeping made easy, pleasant, and economical in all its departments
American practical cookery-book, or, Housekeeping made easy, pleasant, and economical in all its departments
Contents: Meats -- Poultry and game -- Pickled meats and vegetables -- Soups, broths and hashes -- Fish -- Gravies, sauces &c -- Vegetables -- Bread -- Cake -- Pastry -- Puddings -- Preserves, jellies, etc. -- Dessert and side dishes -- Invalid and medicinal preparations -- Agreeable family beverages -- Setting out a table and giving an entertainment -- Directions for jointing, trussing and carving -- Additional receipts -- Miscellaneous -- General household directions., by a practical housekeeper., Includes index., "Illustrated with fifty engravings.", "To which are added directions for setting out tables and giving entertainments ; directions for jointing, trussing, and carving ; and several hundred additional receipts."
Arboretum biblicum
Arboretum biblicum
Added t.-p., illus., Summary: Subtitle: in quo arbores & frutices passim in S. Literis accurentes, notis philologicis, philosophicis, theologicis, exponuntur, & illustrantur
Caroli Clvsii Atrebat
Caroli Clvsii Atrebat
With this is bound: Hvgonis Fridævallis Sampavlini De tusnda sanitate libri VI. Antverpiæ, 1568.
Compleat cook
Compleat cook
Includes index., Book is missing pages 24-49., Subtitle: expertly prescribing the most ready wayes whether Italian, Spanish, or French for dressing of flesh, and fish, ordering of sauces, or making of pastry
Cookery and pastry
Cookery and pastry
as taught and practised by Mrs. Maciver ... ; to which are added figures of dinner and supper courses from five to fifteen dishes, also, a correct list of every thing in season for every month in the year.
Country kitchen
Country kitchen
every recipe contributed by a farmer's wife, mother or daughter.
Culpeper's British herbal ; and, Complete English family physician
Culpeper's British herbal ; and, Complete English family physician
Contents: V.1 Text -- v.2 Illustrations., by Geo. Alex. Gordon., Summary: Subtitle: enlarged, corrected, and improved, with many hundred additional plants, alphabetically arranged, and their medicinal and astrological applications faithfully given ... to which is added Culpeper's celebrated astrological judgments ... and an appendix ..
Culpeper's Complete herbal
Culpeper's Complete herbal
to which is now added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult qualities; physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are now first annexed his English physician enlarged, and Key to physic, with rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature. Forming a complete family dispensatory, and natural system of physic. To which is also added upwards of fifty choice receipts, selected from the author's Last legacy to his wife. Embellished with engravings of upwards of four hundred different plants., Originally published under title: The English physician.
Culpeper's English physician and complete herbal
Culpeper's English physician and complete herbal
Summary: Subtitle: To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically appplied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed, rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory, and natural system of physic ... Illustrated with notes and observations, critical and explanatory. By E. Sibly
De natura stirpivm libri tres
De natura stirpivm libri tres
Ioanne Ruellio authore...
Great Majestic range cook book
Great Majestic range cook book
compiled by the best housekeeper in this or any other country., Includes index., Includes several pages of advertisements for various models of Majestic ranges as well as general housekeeping tips.
Herbar aneb Bylinar
Herbar aneb Bylinar
spraweny od J. Kamerarya., Title on spine: Herbarium Boemicum., Library copy lacks title page., "Rare 2d Czech. ed. translated and edited by Adam Huberus and Daniel Adam."
Herbier portatif des plantes qui se trouvent dans les environs de Liège
Herbier portatif des plantes qui se trouvent dans les environs de Liège
par A. Rozin., Of 38 original specimens, 22 are still glued to their sheets., No more published.--Cf. British Museum., Includes addenda and errata, [1] p.
Home helps with illustrations
Home helps with illustrations
by Mrs. Sarah Tyson Rorer.
Household cookery and laundry work
Household cookery and laundry work
Mrs. Black., Originally published in 1882., Signed by author., Includes index.

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