Boston: Weeks, Jordan & Co., 121 Washington Street; [D.H. Ela, printer, no. 19 Washington Street], 1839.
Octavo (18 x 11.5 cm.), viii, 167,  pages. Bibliographical references and publisher's advertisement at rear. Second edition, enlarged and improved; following the first of 1835. This second edition contains a lengthy new preface by the author, outlining the author's observations about improvements in the American silk industry since the book was first made available. Some darkening to endpapers, otherwise very clean. Original textured brown cloth, gilt-titled on the front board. Fine. Early, bold ownership signature "Hugh C. Robertson, East Boston" to free front endpaper. [OCLC locates fifty-one copies]. Samuel Whitemarsh, Mulberry Tree and Silk Worm.