How do we use the adjective (presumably) "procurable" with the preposition "of "? What is its explicit meaning?


...for such sojourners Hotel accommodation is sufficient, but for individuals or families who wish to avoid some of the hottest months in Calcutta by a more continued residence here it will be preferable to rent a House. These are generally procurable of a sufficiently commodious description, ... (Advice to Invalids Resorting to Singapore, J.T. Oxley)

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    In an older form of writing the preposition of was common where we now use from: "Copies of this book can be had of ...." However, in the given context I would read it as, "These (houses), of a sufficiently commodious description, are generally procurable ...," so the preposition applies accordingly. – Kris Nov 15 '19 at 14:34

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