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THE TOLLEMACHE BOOK OF SECRETS.
A Descriptive Index and complete Facsimile, together with Catherine Tollemache's Receipts of Pastery, Confectionary &c. Edited by Jeremy Griffiths and A.S.G. Edwards. The Roxburghe Club, 2001. The volume contains full facsimiles of both manuscripts plus introduction, transcriptions of the texts and a translation of the ‘Treatise of Fishing with an Angle’. Pp. 301, including 137 facsimile pages. 4to., quarter tan morocco, blue cloth sides with Tollemache arms in gilt on upper cover, gilt lettering on spine, 2002. The earliest known treatise in English on angling is contained in the Tollemache Book of Secrets which was written before the famous text in the Boke of St Albans (1496). A remarkable manuscript written at the turn of the fifteenth century, the Book of Secrets is a miscellany of practical instructions assembled for the use of the Tollemache household at Helmingham. Written predominantly in Middle English, this fascinating record of everyday life in early modern England gives advice and directions for domestic tasks and pastimes including gardening, fishing. lacemaking, carving, creating medicines for humans and hawks, mixing dyes, ink and glue, making charms and prognostications, restoring dovecots and shirt-making. A substantial part of the book is taken up with gardening; this includes a unique text by Nicholas Bollard on growing and grafting fruit trees, instructions on planting herbs, and a set of drawings of ‘knots’ and other diagrams for beds and borders. The drawings are among the earliest of their kind and combined with the text provide clear and practical information on the making of gardens in England five centuries ago. Indeed they have been used by the present Lady Tollemache to restore the gardens at Helmingham Hall. Catherine Tollemache’s Receipts of Pastery, Confectionary &c. gives Lord Tollemache’s book a balance as there is little pertaining to cookery in the Book of Secrets. The Receipts dates from around the beginning of the seventeenth century and includes some superb jam, marmalade, fruit and pastry recipes all of which are easy to follow from the Middle English transcriptions as is an extraordinary early recipe for biscotti.
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- HERALDO MEMORIALE. OR MEMOIRS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARMS FROM 1727 TO 1744.
- VOLTAIRE. THÉRÈSE, A FRAGMENT.
- ASPECTS OF FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TYPOGRAPHY. By John Dreyfus.
- THE GARDYNERS PASSETAUNCE (c. 1512).
- REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS WORTH SEEING IN ITALY GIVEN TO JOHN EVELYN 25 APRIL 1646.
- TWO EAST ANGLIAN PICTURE BOOKS.
- THE LAST YEARS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
- SIR THOMAS SMITH’S MISMANAGEMENT OF THE VIRGINIA COMPANY BY NICHOLAS FERRAR.
- SYON ABBEY.
- JAMES BOSWELL’S BOOK OF COMPANY AT AUCHINLECK.
- IL QUADRIREGIO.
- THE SEARCH FOR THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.
- JAN HUYGEN VAN LINSCHOTEN AND THE MORAL MAP OF ASIA.
- THE GREAT BOOK OF THOMAS TREVILIAN.
- RONALD FIRBANK. LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER, 1920-24 and LA PRINCESSE AUX SOLEILS.
- THE TOLLEMACHE BOOK OF SECRETS.
- THE WIZARD EARL’S ADVICES TO HIS SON.
- FRAGMENTA REGALIA. OBSERVATIONS OF THE LATE QUEENE ELIZABETH, HIR TIMES AND FAUORITES.
- THE ARUNDEL CHOIRBOOK.
- HOLKHAM LIBRARY: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION.
- THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS TRESHAM AND THOMAS BRUDENELL.
- INIGO JONES’S ROMAN SKETCHBOOK.
- THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR DISRAELI AND MRS BRYDGES WILLIAMS, 1851-1863.
- WALPOLE, HORACE. A Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill. A Facsimile of the copy extra-illustrated for Charles Bedford in the collection of Lord Waldegrave of North Hill. Edited by Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club. 2010.
- THE BRUSH HAS BEAT THE POETRY! ILLUSTRATIONS TO LORD BYRON'S WORKS. EDITED BY JOHN R. MURRAY
- BIBLIOTHECA LINDESIANA.
- THE MIRROURE OF THE WORLDE. MS BODLEY 283 (ENGLAND c. 1470-1480).
- THE LUMLEY INVENTORY. ART COLLECTING AND LINEAGE IN THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. EDITED BY MARK EVANS. THE ROXBURGHE CLUB 2010.
- THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY By Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club, 2012
- A DYNASTY OF DEALERS: JOHN SMITH AND SUCCESSORS, 1801-1924. A STUDY OF THE ART MARKET IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON.
- The AMORES of Sigismondo Boldoni
- Esther Inglis's LES PROVERBES DE SALOMON, a facsimile with an introduction by Nicolas Barker
- AN EARLY BRETON GOSPEL BOOK. A NINTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT FROM THE COLLECTION OF H. L. BRADFER-LAWRENCE (1887-1965)