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Five thousand receipts


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  • 1. Five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts, constituting a complete and universal practical library and operative cyclopaedia, by Colin Mackenzie, author of one thousand experiments in manufactures and chemistry. Second edition.
    14.0 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv [5] 6-815 [816]   10s 6d or 12s
    GB:   LB   *LoEN  

    With index.
    Priced at 10s 6d bound or 12s calf gilt. The contents are arranged in the following sections: metallurgy, varnishes, oil and water colours, enamelling, engraving, dyeing, bleaching, cements, brewing, wines, distillation, cookery, perfumery, inks, medicine, farriery, horticulture, husbandry, rural and domestic economy, pottery, glass and miscellaneous.

  • 2. — [Sixteenth edition, [1835?]]
    US:   DLC  

    The NUCat lists "A family library; or, five thousand receipts in the useful and domestic arts, constituting a practical operative cyclopaedia ... By Colin Mackenzie and others. The 16th edition' as published London: Whittaker and Co [1835?].
    General comments: Oxford cites the same title as the second edition but without giving the edition, and with "London, printed for Sir Richard Phillis and Co. and to be had of all booksellers. 1823.' He states that a third edition was published in 1824. There were various US editions including two with the title changed to `Ten thousand receipts'. The latest was published Philadelphia: 1870.