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The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened

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Newly edited with Introduction; Notes; and Glossary by Anne MacDonell
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Echo Library (first published January 1st 1997)
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Apr 09, 2013 Robert Burr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Imagine a cookbook written by George Patton or Mike Hoare and you have some sense of this work by Sir Kenelm Digby, scholar, poet, Royalist soldier, mercenary, secret agent, and gourmet. The seventeenth century style makes things difficult for modern cooks used to exact measurements and lacking, say, chunks of ambergris (though there are several good books out there which update some of Digby's recipes), but entirely worth it for the anecdotes, blatant name-dropping, and generally chatty style. ...more
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Sir Kenelm Digby was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist.

Digby published in 1638, A Conference with a Lady about choice of a Religion; in 1644 he published together two major philosophical treatises, The Nature of Bodies and On the Immortality of Reasonable Souls; in 1661, Discourse Co
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