Arcana of Science, and Annual Register of the Useful Arts


Arcana of Science, and Annual Register of the Useful Arts

"Abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies

John Limbird

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Abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and from the Scientific Journals, British and Foreign, of the Past Year. Arcana, meaning "secrets" or "mysteries," is an appropriate term for such topics as "a real mermaid" (p. 148), singing psalms to bees (p. 157), and the superior nature of English opium (p. 165). Attractive frontispiece of the University of London, founded just a few years earlier in 1826. Contents: Mechanical Inventions and Improvements; Chemical Science; Natural History; Astronomical and Meteorological Phenomena; Agriculture, gardening, and Rural Economy; Useful Arts; Domestic Economy; Fine Arts; Public Improvements; Notices of Scientific Expeditions; Miscellaneous Register.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Limbird
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1829
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    vi, 286 p. 19 cm. 30 b&w illustrations or diagrams as well as numerous tables. Half green leather with marbled boards. Brown ribbon bookmark. Moderate wear except for worn corners and crack in upper rear hinge. Botanical stain affecting pp. 23-31. Otherwise only occasional spotting.

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