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WILLICH, Anthony Florian Madinger (d. 1804)
The domestic encyclopædia; 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. In four volumes. ... By A.F.M. Willich, M.D. ...
London: printed for Murray and Highley; Vernor and Hood; G. Kearsley; H.D. Symonds, and Thomas Hurst; and the author, 1802.
4 vols ; 21.0 cm. (8º)
I: xvi, [2], 528 p., [6] engr. pl. : wdcut illus.
II: xiii, [1], 512 p., [7] engr. pl. : wdcut illus.
III: xii, 512 p., [5] engr. pl. : wdcut illus.
IV: xiii, [1], 492 p., [10] engr. pl. (1 hand-col.) : wdcut illus.

The plates chiefly depict new technology.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the final page of vol. IV giving directions to the binder. Payment of 12s. 6d. paid to Murray & Co. on 30 May 1801 for 5 numbers. (Jnl 4, p. 367). Edward Lawrence was paid 9s. for 'No 13', 1802. (Spiers Box).

Binding Early C19th sprinkled calf, thin-thick-thin gilt-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels, blue-sprinkled edges.

Reference Number 4556


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