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Creator:
Gale, John, active 18th century-19th century, author.
Title(s):

Gale's cabinet of knowledge, or, Miscellaneous recreations : containing moral and philosophical essays, propositions, natural, and metaphysical maxims, and observations on select subjects of general utility ... : to which are added a great number of originals, likewise an appendix, containing various propositions tending to prove light and heat two distinct beings, with some curious definitions in optics.

Additional Title(s):

Cabinet of knowledge

Miscellaneous recreations

Published/Created:
London : Printed for the proprietors, by W. Kemmish ..., 1796.
Physical Description:
xiv, 336 pages, VI folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1227 .G35 1796
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Preface signed: J. Gale.
Bookseller's advertisements: page 334-336.
Includes a description and instructions for the magic lantern (pages 169-170).
ESTC, T64267
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary calf; rebacked. Plates IV and V transposed. Bookplate: Christopher Hogwood. Autograph: Alex Gerard.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Early works to 1800.
Garard, Alex -- Autograph.
Hogwood, Christopher -- Bookplate.
Kemmish, W. -- Printer.
Lantern projection.
Literary recreations -- Early works to 1800.
Scientific recreations -- Early works to 1800.
Tricks -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1796.
Booksellers' advertisements.
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