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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES AND IMPROVEMENTS

OF THE PAST YEAR;

IN MECHANICS AND THE USEFUL ARTS ; NATURAL PHILOSOPHY ;
ELECTRICITY; CHEMISTRY; ZOOLOGY AND BOTANY; GEOLOGY

AND MINERALOGY; METEOROLOGY AND ASTRONOMY.

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BY JOHN TIMBS, F.S.A.

AUTHOR OF
“THINGS NOT GENERALLY KNOWN FAMILIARLY EXPLAINED,"

“CURIOSITIES OF LONDON," ETC.

" Science is not on the decline; and its cultivators have not been
negligent in their high calling."-- Address of the Rev. Dr. Lloyd, President
of the British Association, at Dublin, 1857.

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The “Leviathan" during the Launching.-(See page 12.)

LONDON:
W. KENT & CO., (LATE D. Bogue,) 86, FLEET STREET.

GTOR LIBR

MDCCCLVIII.

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