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SCIENCE, ART, LITERATURE, AND PRACTICAL MECHANICS,

COMPRISING A

POPULAR VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE.

ILLUSTRATED BY

NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS, A GENERAL ATLAS,

AND APPROPRIATE DIAGRAMS.

Sic oportet ad librum, preserum miscellanei reneris, legendum accedere lictorem, ut solet ad convziua convira civiliz.
Cousivator annititur omnibus satisfacere; et tamen si quid apponitur, quod hujus aut illius palato non rispondeat, et hic plille
urbane dissimulant, et alia fercula probant, ne quid contristent convivatorem.

Erasnius.

A reader should sit down to a book, especially of the miscellaneous kind, as a well-behared visitor does to a banquet The
master of the feast exerts himself to satisfy his quests; but is, aiter all his care and pains, something should appear on the table
that does not suit this or that person's taste', they politely pass it over without notice, and commeud other dishes, that they may not
distress a kind hoste

Translation.

BY THE ORIGINAL EDITOR OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA METROPOLITANA,

ASSISTED BY EVINENT PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER GENTLEMEN,

IN TIVENTY-TWO VOLUAIES.

VOL. I.

LONDON

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE;

SOLD BY N. HAILES, PICCADILLY; E. WILSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE; J. MASON, CITY ROAD;

BOWDERY & KERBY, OXFORD STREET :
GRIFFIN & CO. GLASGOW: J. CUMMING, DUBLIN: N. BAUDRY, PARIS: F. ILFISCIR, LEIPSIC;
AND WHIPPLE & LAWRENCE, SALEM, NORTU AMERICIA.

1929.

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