Philadelphia: Charles Alexander, 1838-39. Five issues. Original printed wrappers. Moderate wear to extremities. Fore-edge of front wrapper trimmed affecting border. Vignette clipped from front wrapper of fourth issue. Occasional dampstaining and spotting. Contemporary ownership signature on front wrapper of third and fourth issues. Good. Item #WRCAM32332
An early American silk manual, published from 1838 to 1840, after which it was absorbed by the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN SILK SOCIETY. Related articles include veterinary and other horticultural advice. Good insight into an oft-overlooked antebellum American industry. Scarce. OCLC 1480728.