- New-London, CT: Cady & Eells, (1806).
- contemporary tree sheep, leather spine label, gilt on spine
- viii, 9-118, (2), 75, (7) pages
Price: $1,250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 129211
Shaw-Shoemaker 9955; Rink 1841. Preface, index, errata. First edition of the second original American dyeing book, preceded only by Ellis's Country Dyer's Assistant (1798). First part focus on the dyeing of cloth, the second on leather, wood, and other materials. The second edition published in 1815 turns up in the trade, but the first is uncommon, especially in nice condition. Tip of spine worn, front outside joint cracked, rubbed and scuffed at edges. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, previous owners' names on front free endpaper. Endpapers tanned. Scattered foxing.