Arcana of Science and Art: Or an Annual Register of Useful Inventions and Improvements, abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and from the Scientific Journals, British and Foreign, of the Past Year. Fourth Year.

Arcana of Science and Art: Or an Annual Register of Useful Inventions and Improvements, abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and from the Scientific Journals, British and Foreign, of the Past Year. Fourth Year.

London: John Limbird, 1831.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp iv, 312, indexed. illustrated with tissued frontis of Liverpool Station and 18 other engravings related to science and technology, including a locomotive, botanic microscope, and bread making machine. Contemporary blue cloth with paper spine label. Spine lean, light general shelfwear, internals clean and sound. Label of "W. Roberts, Printer, Booksellers &c, Exeter" on front pastedown. An anthology of the year's news relating to science and the domestic arts, divided into sections on Mechanical Inventions and Improvements, Chemical Science, Natural History, Astronomy and Meteorology, Rural Economy, Gardening, Domestic Economy ("with practical hints and receipts in cookery, brewing, baking, &c."), and Useful and Ornamental Arts, as well as lists of patents granted in 1830, scientific books, scientific obituaries, and meetings of public societies.

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