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Applied sciences, or, Sciences applied.

Additional Title(s):

Applied sciences

Sciences applied

Great Britain, 1849.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([16] leaves) : ill. ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1475 .A67 1849
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Illustrations in pen and brown ink with some graphite.
Stitched into paper wrappers.
Sketchbook containing humorous pen and ink illustrations by an unknown artist. The first 10 leaves have illustrations depicting various scientific principles through comic scenes; for example, "Friction, floatation and application" depicts soldiers sliding down a cliff and then crossing a river either by floating on a drum or by using stilts. The final 6 leaves depict two examples of activities (generally one from the "male" realms of the military, travel, or crime and punishment, and one from the "female" realms of sewing and handicrafts) which, although entirely different, bear the same name, with an explanatory four-line verse. Title and head-piece on upper wrapper; illustration of men loading barrels onto a cart on inside of lower wrapper.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Satire, English.
Scientific illustration -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Scientific recreations -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Ink drawings.

  • Friction, floatation and application
  • The syphon and The exhausted receiver
  • Optics and acoustics.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Design. Caution
  • Reflection. It is quite his own fault if he is not happy
  • Society (Club)
  • Equilibrium
  • The Horrorry
  • Protection
  • Whipping
  • Pinking
  • Crimping
  • Gaufre-ing or Go far-ing
  • Fare worsing & Fair worseing.
  • Gathering.

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