hist-brewing: Digbie

Spencer W. Thomas spencer at umich.edu
Tue May 30 07:47:24 PDT 2000

A well-stocked university library should have at least one copy of this on
microform.  I printed out a few pages from the copy at the University of Michigan
and scanned them.  The quality of the prints was not good, and so neither was the
scan quality.  I only put the first two pages online, along with some transcribed
recipes that were posted to the mead-lovers digest some years back.

you can view what I have at


PBLoomis at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/29/00 7:48:16 AM Central Daylight Time,
> NeophyteSG at aol.com writes:
> > Recipes from The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt
> >  Opened: Whereby is Discovered Several ways for making of Metheglin, Sider,
> >  Cherry-Wine, &c. together with Excellent Directions for Cookery: As also
> for
> >  Preserving, Conserving, Candying, &c.,  First edition, London, 1669.
> >
> >  Can anyone tell me if scans or copies of the original document are
> available?
> >
>     I bought my photofacsimile copy at Pennsic from Falconwood Press.
>     Scotti

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