USEFUL KNOWLEDGE: or a Familiar Account of the Various Productions of Nature, Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal.
London.Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1818. Which are chiefly employed for the use of man. Illustrated with numerous Figures, and intended as a Work both of Instruction and Reference.in three volumes. Second Edition with considerable Alterations and Additions. Vol.I: Minerals: viii, , 2 - 280, 1 blank pp. Engraved frontispiece, 3 engraved plates. Vol II: Vegetables: iv, , 2 - 291 pp. Engraved frontispiece, 6 engraved plates. Vol III: Animals: iv, , 2 - 265,  (advertisements) pp. Engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates. Mottled calf, spine with red and green labels for title and volume number. Mottled on all edges. 12mo. Vol I: Small split in centre front hinge, cracking at front joint. Vol II: Front and back panels cracked at hinges and coming loose. Vol III: Splitting at front and back joints. All volumes have Kent County Library bookplate on front end paste down, and stamps on verso of titles; ink inscription on title-page and some pencil annotations in text. [The library labels have 'withdrawn' stamps.] A very set that would benefit from some restoration to the bindings.