Great Facts : A Popular History and Description of the Most Remarkable Inventions During the Present Century (Illustrated), Frederick C.Bakewell
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Frederick C.Bakewell

Great Facts : A Popular History and Description of the Most Remarkable Inventions During the Present Century (Illustrated)

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“When Beckman wrote his History of Inventions, towards the close of last century, scarcely any of the wonderful discoveries and contrivances that now form parts of our social system were known; and the table of contents of his two large volumes affords a curious insight to the nature and limited extent of such contrivances as were then considered most important. The introduction into his history of such subjects as canary birds, carp, the adulteration of wine, apothecaries, cock-fighting, and juggling, lead us to infer that the Historian of Inventions at that time must have had some difficulty to find appropriate matter wherewith to fill his volumes. The opposite difficulty now presents itself. The numerous important, wonderful, and curious accomplishments of human skill and ingenuity during the present century render preference perplexing, where so many deserve description.”
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