The Mysteries of Trade, or the Great Sources of Wealth: Containing Receipts and Patents in Chemistry and Manufacturing; with Practical Observations on the Useful Arts. David Beman.
The Mysteries of Trade, or the Great Sources of Wealth: Containing Receipts and Patents in Chemistry and Manufacturing; with Practical Observations on the Useful Arts.
The Mysteries of Trade, or the Great Sources of Wealth: Containing Receipts and Patents in Chemistry and Manufacturing; with Practical Observations on the Useful Arts.

The Mysteries of Trade, or the Great Sources of Wealth: Containing Receipts and Patents in Chemistry and Manufacturing; with Practical Observations on the Useful Arts.

Boston: Printed for the Author, 1825. First edition. 8vo (8.38 x 5.13 inches), original sheep, 152 pages. A utilitarian volume that has seen much use, with the occasional small tear, the free endpapers excised, the binding rubbed and cracked, and some general grubbiness and pencil marks; a good, sound copy. Item #20523

A utilitarian book cast as a result of chemical study, promising these recipes “will prove useful, not only to the Chemical Student, but also to the Manufacturer, and to the Economist.” With much on brewing and distilling, plus cheese, cider, inks, vinegar, handy recipes for cleaning white paint, etc. Rink 198; American Imprints 19656. Old ink autograph price of $3 on the front pastedown.

Price: $150.00