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The Domestic Encyclopaedia; or Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge. Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements. Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy... Five Volumes
Philadelphia: William Young Birch, and Abraham Small. 1803. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First American edition. Complete and well preserved five volume set, first four volumes 1803, fifth volume 1804, all as originally published. First published in London in 1802, the American edition contains considerable revisions to make it more suitable to the American market. Plates include an American fire engine, multiple agricultural mechanisms. Includes all 32 engraved plates called for plus one additional plate that does not appear in the binder's instructions, with additional woodcuts throughout the text. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, red spine labels and volume numbers, gilt lettering and ruling: xv, [1], 506 + 6 plates; vii, [1], 519 + 9 plates; [12], 516 + 6 plates; [12], 516 + 5 plates; [10], 476, 35, [1], [4] + 7 plates (one folding). Bindings most original and with expected wear and rubbing, marbled paper worn and lightly chipped at the edges, spine ends lightly scuffed but not chipped, spine labels all present and bright, bindings firm, text blocks sound, front free endpaper of volume I detached but present, some minor old dampstains to the outer edges of the volume II preliminaries, pages lightly to moderately foxed, name of Benj. T. Chase handwritten at the top of each title page.
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