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Rare and unusual antiquarian books on a wide variety of subjects

The Jewel House of Art and Nature: Containing Divers Rare and Profitable Inventions, together with sundry new Experiments in the Art of Husbandry,


Title continues: with Divers Chimical conclusions concerning the Art of Distillation, and the rare practises and uses thereof. Faithfully an familiarly set down, according to the authours own experience. By Sir Hugh Plat of Lincolns-Inne, Knight. Whereunto is added, a rare and excellent discourse of minerals, stones, gums, and rosins; with the vertues and use thereof. By D.B. Gent. Second edition, small 4to (187 x 130 mm), [8], 232pp., title with woodcut ornamental border and illustration of record ear of barley on verso, woodcut illustrations, title with ink initials at head & small ink stain and browned at edges, one or two old manuscript notes, a few other small stains, mostly to last few leaves, new endpapers, modern calf, covers with double fillet border in blind, spine tooled in gilt and faded, red morocco label.