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library of wonders and curiosities found in nature and art, science and literature.

John Platts

library of wonders and curiosities found in nature and art, science and literature.

by John Platts

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Published by J. B. Alden in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    First published in London, 1822, under title: The book of curiosities; or, Wonders of the great world.

    StatementBy I.Platt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsAG105 .P7 1884
    The Physical Object
    Pagination9l7 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6601696M
    LC Control Number17024769
    OCLC/WorldCa5234990

    Cabinet of Curiosities, Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World by Gordon Grice A fascinating resource for children and adults alike. Detailing common types of shells, stones, feathers, skulls, corals and more, this beautiful hardcover book is pages and filled with beautiful images and instruc. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In two volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, HBS $19,

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The present work not only embraces the Curiosities of human nature, but of Nature and Art in general, as well as Science and Literature. Surrounded with wonders, and lost in admiration, the inquisitive mind of man is ever anxious to know the hidden springs that put these wonders in motion; he eagerly inquires for some one to take him by the hand and explain to him the.

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