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Memoirs of Science and the Arts.

Or, an abridgement of the transactions published by the principal learned and œconomical societies established in Europe, Asia, and America.

Stock Code 107555

London, Printed by Delahoy, Deptford, for Robert Faulder et al., 1793-1794.

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First edition. The first edition of the Memoirs of Science and the Arts, an edited collection of scientific discoveries and experiments of general interest in mathematics, biology, chemistry, hydraulic physics, anthropology, astronomy, natural history, with illustrations from European and North American scientific transactions, and the Asiatick Researches at Bengal.

'It is the plan to notice every article in all the principal publications of the kind throughout the learned world; to give analyses of them proportioned to their consequence; and to print a large such as are at the same time interesting and incapable of abridgment' (Preface, p.ii).

First edition, 2 vols. bound in one (vol. I, parts I & II, and vol. II part I all published); 4to (28 x 22 cm); armorial bookplate to front pastedown, 29 engraved plates (some folding), 2 tables, corner tear to title-page of vol. II; contemporary half diced russia, marbled boards, flat spine in six compartments, gilt letterered direct in second, others with large gilt block, gilt dividers, light wear to extremities; [2], iv, iv, 5-543, [1]; iv, 3-212, iii, [1], xi, [1], vii, [1]pp.

ESTC P6487; Ward, W.S. Index of serials, p.101; Crane & Kaye, 447.
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