Early manuscripts in the sale garnered high levels of interest. An extensive and early manuscript receipt book dated circa 1678-1692 by Ann Broke, daughter of Sir Robert Broke, 1st Baronet of Nacton, Suffolk sold for £19,000. Packed with recipes all listed in the index under headings such as ‘Boyled Meats’, ‘Chesecaks & Cheese’, and ‘Purfumes, Pomatums & cleening for hands Face and Teeth’, the volume was one of twenty lots of books and manuscripts in the sale from the Turnor library at Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire. From the same library came a manuscript estate-book of Thomas Cony of Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire circa 1564-1608 that sold well above estimate at £11,000, and a Bible published by John Field, Cambridge in 1660 that sold for £16,000.
The sale achieved a total hammer price of £259,620 with a 99% sold rate for 209 lots.
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