[Receipt for ?Liquorice]. Bought of Thomas How & John Toms at the Saracen’s Head, Without Bishop-gate. London: No Publisher, 1737. First Edition. 24mo (Oblong). Unbound. Receipt / Invoice. Good. Part printed, part manuscript receipt, approximately 225mm x 135mm in size.
Lightly browned, browned to corners, one corner with repair to reverse, spike hole with small associated tear now closed, catching manuscript but with no loss of sense.
Dated January 23rd, 1737, and made out to Messrs. ?Stockar and Co., the receipt is for Succ. Glycyrrhizae for £5 5s and is signed by John Toms to foot. Probably liquorice, or the juice of liquorice.
Liquorice has long been valued for its medicinal qualities, and appears in the gardens of both Gerard and Parkinson