Vegetable Substances: Materials Of Manufacture.

THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE.

Publisher

Charles Knight, 22, Ludgate Street, and 13, Pall-Mall East.

Place

London

Date

1833

Synopsis

(the library of entertaining knowledge).

Item Description

12mo. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. xii + 456 pp. Presentation binding in full calf with blind stamped borders enclosing gilt block of Edinburgh Institution on front board; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting black morocco title label, gilt. Binder's label of Seton, Edinburgh. A little wear to extremities, including head and tail of spine and traces of scattered foxing: otherwise a very good copy. Premium label of 1846 presentation of the Edinburgh Institution for Languages, Mathematics, Etc. Illustrated by 61 engraved figures in text. A volume of economic botany and plant products produced in The Library of Entertaining Knowledge series (1829-38) of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge which existed 1826-46. It describes plant used for cloth making, cordage, paper, tanning, oils, dyes and gums, etc. Companion volumes covered timber, fruit and food plants. Authorship has been variously ascribed to Charles Knight, the publisher and to Mrs Sarah Porter (Library Hub). In a fine presentation binding of the Edinburgh Institution.

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