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'The confection of Mede Royall', and other kinds of mead, written in the 17th cent.

MS. Douce 285
Held at the Weston Library

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Including accounts of the collection and preservation of various herbs fit to be used for the purpose. At the end of one part (fol. 16v) is 'Heare endes mr. Edward Palmers recipte for Metheglinge', followed (fol. 17) by 'Mr. Barnes his recipt for Metheglinge to make one leane.'.


  • Creation: written in the 17th cent.


18 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 285

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21859

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/2 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom