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HODSON, F. M. (compiled and arranged by).
Encyclopedia Mancuniensis; or the New School of Arts, Science, and Manufactures;

Being an Elementary Circle of the Sciences, And general display of Useful Knowledge; Designed As a familiar introduction to Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, &c. &c. Showing their application and value to every elegant and useful purpose: Containing (With the Latest Discoveries and Improvements,) Treatises on the following Subjects, viz. Agriculture, Anatomy, Architecture.....Botany...Chemistry....Electricity...Galvanism...Geology...Optics...Rhetoric, Shorthand, Surgery, &c. Illustrated with Twenty-four Engravings.

pp. vi, 675, (i). 14 engraved plates [1 folding]; iv, 702. 9 engraved plates. Contemporary sheepskin, spine ends, edges and corners rubbed and a bit worn, joints intact, and apart from occasional foxing, text clean. The title calls for 24 plates, thus one plate short - it may never have been bound in as none appears to be missing. There is no plate list and the plates are not numbered, thus it is difficult to assess which plate might be lacking.

*Not in SOTHERAN Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica; a very uncommon title - COPAC records this edition from Cambridge and Manchester and a copy of the 1815 edition in the British Library. No other title by Hodson is recorded.

Printed and Published by J. Gleave, Deansgate. Manchester.

Date Published: 1813. First edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. in 4s.

Stock No. 55877

Price: 200.00