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Gale's cabinet of knowledge; or miscellaneous recreations: containing moral and philosophical essays, propositions, natural and metaphysical maxims, And Observations on select subjects of general Utility; with a series of easy, entertaining, and interesting mechanical, magnetical, and magical experiments: including the most celebrated card deceptions ever exhibited. Together with about Seven Hundred Serious, Comic, and Humorous Queries, Paradoxes, &c. &c. with pertinent and ingenious answers, comprising the essence of The Lady's, Gentleman's, and Carnan's Diaries,-Martin's Philosophical Magazines,-Ozanam and Hooper's Recreations, &c. &c. (illustrated with copper-plate engravings.) To which is added a great number of originals. Likewise an appendix; containing various propositions tending to prove light and heat two distinct beings; With some curious definitions in optics.

Gale, John, active 18th century-19th century.
M,DCCC. [1800]
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London : printed for J. Wallis No. 46, Pater-Noster-Row, (by P. Norbury, New-Brentford), M,DCCC. [1800]

Physical description

[4],xvi,363,[1]p.,plates ; 12⁰.


Third edition, with many valuable additions.

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ESTC T64311

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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