Item #66054 A cyclopaedia of several thousand practical receipts and collateral information in the arts, manufactures, and trades, including medicine, pharmacy, and domestic economy designed as a compendious book of reference for the manufacturer, tradesman, amateur, and heads of families. Arnold James Cooley.
A cyclopaedia of several thousand practical receipts and collateral information in the arts, manufactures, and trades, including medicine, pharmacy, and domestic economy designed as a compendious book of reference for the manufacturer, tradesman, amateur, and heads of families

A cyclopaedia of several thousand practical receipts and collateral information in the arts, manufactures, and trades, including medicine, pharmacy, and domestic economy designed as a compendious book of reference for the manufacturer, tradesman, amateur, and heads of families

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1846. First American edition, 8vo, pp. 576; text in double column, several illustrations throughout; original full sheep rather scuffed but the binding is sound. Arnold James Cooley (1816-1881) was a British chemist and author, the son of William Cooley, a Navy surgeon, and his wife Matilda, nee Noyes. He was married twice, first to Mary Ann Wills in 1845 and later to Mary Scott in 1866. He was the father of no less than nine children. He authored several books, including A Cyclopaedia of Six Thousand Practical Receipts and Two Months in a London Hospital - the latter following an accident when Arnold had been run over by a horse drawn omnibus in London. Cooley spent time in New York while his books were being published here. He died at No.1 Upper Chadwell St., Clerkenwell, London, at the age of 64 years and was buried at St Pancras with Islington Cemetery, Middlesex. Item #66054

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