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
- London : Printed for the proprietors, by W. Kemmish ..., 1796.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 336 pages, VI folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsGV1227 .G35 1796Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Preface signed: J. Gale.
Bookseller's advertisements: page 334-336.
Includes a description and instructions for the magic lantern (pages 169-170).
English short title catalogue, 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.
- Engravings -- 1796.
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