Hardcover. Scarce and collectible. Pittsburgh: James Kay, Jun. and Brother, Philadelphia. First edition was from 1829, this being the fourth American Edition from the ""latest London Edition". The book was originally encased in leather covered boards which were beyond repair. It has been rebound in a new, beautiful quarter calf/marbelized paper cover. Pages are moderately fragile, but all intact and some only very lightly foxed. Very Good / None, as issued, Item #17062
This is an amazing book. One you want to take with you during the apocalypse because it tells you how to do almost anything you would need to know without technology, and a lot you don't need! It discusses Agriculture, bees, bleaching, brewing calico printing, carving at table, cement, candy, cooking, crayons, dairy, disease, distillation, dying, enameling, engraving, farriers, food, gardening, gilding, glass, ink, jewelers pastes, lithography, metalurgy, oils, painting, pastry, perfumery, (even) silk and silk worms, and on and on to wines. "...with numerous and important addtions; and the medical part carefully revised and adapted to the climate of the United States; and also a new and more copious index."