[Sca-cooks] Napier A Noble Boke off Cookry on Google Books
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Aug 14 18:05:38 PDT 2009
Came across the 1882 Napier volume as part of
Google Books tonight. We do not seem to have mentioned it before.
A Noble boke off cookry ffor a prynce houssolde or eny other estately
... By Robina Napier
It can be downloaded as .pdf or searched online.
The book is based on the Holkham MSS 674. Mrs. Napier didn't do a very
when she copied the book from the original mss back in the 1880's. There
are several recipes
missing as well as other problems, but it is still nice to have the
volume available online to consult as needed.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that it's also available here:
A Noble Boke off Cookry
Title Statement: A Noble boke off cookry ffor a prynce houssolde or eny
other estately houssolde : reprinted verbatim from a rare ms. in the
Holkham collection / edited by Mrs. Alexander Napier.
London: Elliot Stock, 1882.
Description: xiii, 136 p. ; 23 cm.
Transcription by Daniel Myers - September 12, 2007
Completed and corrected on August 18, 2008
(c) 2008 MedievalCookery.com
Doc also has it indexed on his Medieval Cookbook Search at
So for all those that never bought a copy or have used Duke Cariadoc's
copy for these many years, it's readily available now in full size text.
Hope this helps
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