Willich, A. F. M.; Mease, James
Title The Domestic Encyclopaedia; or, a Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge. Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements. Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, both Familiar and Commercial. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts.
Edition First US Edition
Publisher Philadelphia Published by William Young Birch, and Abraham Small 1803
Seller ID 275
In five volumes. xv, 506pp; vii, 519pp; 516pp; vi, 516pp; viii, 476, 35pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements. Contemporaray full calf, red morocco labels lettered in gold on the spines. With five inserted plates in volume 1, nine in volume 2, five in volume 3, five in volume 4, seven in volume 5, and several in-text illustrations. Previous owners' names on front free endpapers. Lacks two plates in volume 1, fairly heavy edge wear and rubbing. Mild foxing and some faint stains to text blocks. A good set. Uncommon. ; Octavo