Dictionarium Rusticum, Urbanicum et Botanicum: Or, A Dictionary Of Husbandry, Gardening, Trade, Commerce, And All Sorts Of Country Affairs…Volume 1
London, L. Hawes etc., 1765
Volume 1 only. 8vo. (20.5x13cm), pages unnumbered but approximately 450 pages.
Reasonably light browning and creasing, but the text always easily readable. A number of small illustrations within the text and two inserted engravings, one folding. The folding illustration a little creased and torn.
Bound in a brown leather binding, of approximately the date of the book. The binding with the surface rubbed away in places and a few small pieces of leather missing, the largest approximately 1cm square. The binding dry and the leather splitting on the hinges, small pieces of leather missing along about 3 cm of each hinge.
The paste down endpapers loose from the boards and some small pieces of sealing wax on the rear endpaper.
A fascination book of practical information concerning rural and household affairs, from the Eighteenth Century