[Sca-cooks] Napier A Noble Boke off Cookry on Google Books

Johnna Holloway 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 
good job
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.
LCCN: 88195361
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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