Year Book of Facts in Science and Art

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1854 - Science

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Page 302 - WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY ; or, Year Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, etc.
Page 308 - Scott's Ivanhoe. Scott's Kenilworth. Scott's Lady of the Lake. Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel. Scott's Marmion. Scott's Quentin Durward.
Page 294 - Glossary of Architecture. Explanation of the Terms used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture, exemplified by many Hundred Woodcuts. Fifth Edition, much enlarged. 3 vols. 8vo. 48s. Introduction to Gothic Architecture. By the Editor of the " Glossary ;" with numerous Illustrations, 4s.
Page 151 - It will be remembered, that the destruction of the Houses of Parliament by fire, in 1834, proved fatal to the standard yard and pound. A commission was subsequently appointed to consider the steps to be taken for the restoration of these standards, the members of which were all Fellows of the Royal Society. The late Mr. Baily took a very active part in the preparation of a standard yard ; which, however, although constructed most carefully, deteriorated in such a manner as to be unworthy of confidence....
Page 304 - DICTIONARY OF SCIENCE, LITERATURE, AND ART; comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of all the Terms in General Use.
Page 58 - Museum, states that the Tin used in the composition was probably obtained from Phoenicia ; and, consequently, that that used in the Assyrian bronze may actually have been exported nearly three thousand years ago from the British Isles.
Page 302 - In 1 large vol. 8vo. 21s. Seven Hundred Domestic Hints, combining Elegance and Economy with the Enjoyment of Home. By a LADY. Neatly bound in cloth, 2s. 6d.
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Page 293 - Harry Willson on Water Colours. A Practical Treatise on Composition, Light and Shade, and Colour. Illustrated by coloured Plates. New Edition, imp. 8vo. 16s. cloth. The Elements of Art : a Manual for the Amateur, and Basis of Study for the Professional Artist. By JG CHAPMAN. Many Woodcuts. 4to. 10s. 6d.
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