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Recipes for inks : manuscript.
Great Britain, circa [1820?]
Physical Description:
1 volume (16 pages) ; 20 x 13 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8530 .R43
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in brown paper wrapper that does not seem to be contemporary.
Manuscript of 17 recipes related to making ink and writing letters. Each recipe is preceded by a short heading in a different hand.
Subject Terms:
Formulas, recipes, etc.
Writing materials and instruments.
Formulas (instructions)

  • Another receipt for writing ink
  • To make ink powder
  • To prepare red ink
  • Yellow ink
  • To make letters, or other characters of a gold or silver colour
  • To make letters of gold or silver embossed
  • A rare secret to prepare gold the ancient way, to paint or write with
  • To write golden letters with a pen
  • Fine red ink of vermilion
  • An artificial water for writing letter of secrecy
  • To silver all sorts of metals
  • To gild paper
  • To make Indian ink
  • Another method
  • To prepare blue ink
  • To make good writing ink
  • For a small quantity of writing ink.

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