London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Fourth ed. 2 volumes. 12mo., [vol. I] xxiii, 528 pp.; [vol. II] xii, 548 pp.; each with engraved portrait frontispieces. Half calf and marbled boards. The tips are rubbed; light foxing to portraits and title page. A very good copy. Item #26334
A vast survey including information regarding the following: refining gold and silver ore by quicksilver, tulips, magnetic cures, secret poison, speaking-trumpet, cork, turkeys, the steam-engine, lighting of streets, manganese, fire-engines, book-censors, hops, etc.