The Gallery of Nature and Art; or, A Tour through Creation and Science. Reverend Edward POLEHAMPTON, John GOOD.
The Gallery of Nature and Art; or, A Tour through Creation and Science.

The Gallery of Nature and Art; or, A Tour through Creation and Science.

London: R. N. Rose, 1821.

Six volumes, octavo, illustrated by one hundred engravings (some folding); contemporary half calf, marbled boards.

"A literary conservatory of rare, curious, and interesting productions…"

Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton laments the fate of the modern polymath overwhelmed with new discoveries from the disciplines of history and science. His intention is to produce a synthesis whose 'direct scope is to furnish a Literary Conservatory of Rare, Curious, and Interesting Productions, derived from all quarters, and from all ages of the world: from every branch of science so far as it can be rendered popular, and from every department of research and discovery; from the most approved works of Travels and Antiquities, of Topography or general Geography; of Fossils and Mineralogy; of Natural History and Physiology; and of Chemistry and Mathematics.'

Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton laments the fate of the modern polymath overwhelmed with new discoveries from the disciplines of history and science. His intention is to produce a synthesis whose 'direct scope is to furnish a Literary Conservatory of Rare, Curious, and Interesting Productions, derived from all quarters, and from all ages of the world: from every branch of science so far as it can be rendered popular, and from every department of research and discovery; from the most approved works of Travels and Antiquities, of Topography or general Geography; of Fossils and Mineralogy; of Natural History and Physiology; and of Chemistry and Mathematics.'

One particular plate of interest depicts a Pacific scene, and is captioned "The Bread Fruit Tree".

Price (AUD): $2,250.00  other currencies Ref: #3710489

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