DIGBY, Kenelm. The Closet ... opened: wherevy 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., London: printed by E. C. & A. C. for H. Brome, 1671. Small 8 (lacking portrait, spotted throughout, lightly browned), later calf (lightly worn).
Second edition. Digby's work includes a large number of recipes for making drinks (for example how to make meath, metheglin, hydromel, stepony, bragot, strawberry wine, and cook-ale). He describes how to brew tea with eggs and explains its use, "this when you come home from attending business abroad, and are very hungry, and yet have not conveniency to eat presently a competent meal. This presently discusseth and satifieth all rawness and indigence of the stomach, flieth suddenly over the whole body, and into the veins, and strengthneth exceedingly, and preserves one a good while from necessity of eating", but he instructs the reader not to let it stand too long, "the water is to remain upon it, no longer then whiles you can say the Miserere Psalm very leisurely" (p. 125). Wing D1428; cf. English Cookery Books to 1850 p. 34-35.