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For a few days only, open the most brilliant exhibition ever seen! surprising novelty, under the patronage of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, twice exhibited before the royal family at the Pavilion, Brighton, on the 26th August and 12th December, 1816 : Mr. Theweneti, from Germany, has the honor to announce to the nobility, gentry, and the public, that he has brought for their inspection, and which is to be seen at Mr. Jacob's coach-manufactory, East-street, Taunton, from four o'clock 'till nine o'clock every evening, microcosms, a Turkish exhibition ... : it is composed of a pyramidical form, measuring six feet in height and four feet square at the base ... another highly remarkable piece of mechanism ... is the flute players ...

Published/Created:
[Taunton] : Drake, Printer, Fore-Street, Taunton, 1817.
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 37 x 25 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A N 174
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
The "Turkish exhibition" is probably a diorama; the flute players are probably automata.
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 101
Subject Terms:
Broadsides -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Diorama.
Drake, Henry -- Printer.
Playbills -- Specimens.
Printed ephemera -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Robots.
Contributors:
Theweneti, Mr.
Jacobs, James.
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