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General Instructions for Rearing Silkworms, with a Treatise on Securing Healthy Silkworm Eggs. Also, a Sketch of the Habits and Structure of the Silkworm. Rienzi, Louise

$225.00

Sacramento: State Office, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1889. 4th (no, really) printing. Pamphlet. Very Good. 12mo, printed beige wrappers; pp. 35, [1] (illustration), with b/w line drawings throughout. Wrappers with a little creasing, couple of water droplet stains, overall about very good or better. Illustrations are terrific, depicting the various stages of a silkworm’s development (the one where it’s lifting its cute little head and looking around with curiosity is PRICELESS), written by someone who (as Secretary of the State Board of Silk Culture) takes all of this very, very SERIOUSLY. A rigorous study of all aspects of silkworming, every bit of which is illustrated, in spades (cross-sections of eggs, etc.). It was, evidently, a best-seller in its day: Of the 8 (total) copies in OCLC, 1 was issued in 1886, 2 in 1887, 4 in 1888, and 1 (as this, a poor dejected 4th printing) in 1889 (none thereafter).

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General Instructions for Rearing Silkworms, with a Treatise on Securing Healthy Silkworm Eggs. Also, a Sketch of the Habits and Structure of the Silkworm. . Rienzi, Louise

Sacramento: State Office, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1889. 4th (no, really) printing. Pamphlet. Very Good. 12mo, printed beige wrappers; pp. 35, [1] (illustration), with b/w line drawings throughout. Wrappers with a little creasing, couple of water droplet stains, overall about very good or better. Illustrations are terrific, depicting the various stages of a silkworm’s development (the one where it’s lifting its cute little head and looking around with curiosity is PRICELESS), written by someone who (as Secretary of the State Board of Silk Culture) takes all of this very, very SERIOUSLY. A rigorous study of all aspects of silkworming, every bit of which is illustrated, in spades (cross-sections of eggs, etc.). It was, evidently, a best-seller in its day: Of the 8 (total) copies in OCLC, 1 was issued in 1886, 2 in 1887, 4 in 1888, and 1 (as this, a poor dejected 4th printing) in 1889 (none thereafter). 225.00

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Condition

Very Good

Date Published

1889

Publisher

State Office, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing

Place Published

Sacramento

Edition

4th (no, really) printing

Keywords

california

Binding

Pamphlet