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THE

LONDON ENCYCLOPEDIA,

or

UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY

SCIENCE, ART, LITERATURE, AND PRACTICAL MECHANICS,

Comprisi Ng A

POPULAR VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE.

illustrated by -
- NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGs. A GENERAL ATLAS, -

AND Appropri Ate di AGRAMs.

-

* "portet ad librum, presertim miscellanei generis, legendum accedere lectorem, at solet ad convivium conviva
*"li". Convivator annititur omnibus satisfacere, et tamen si quid apponitur, quod huius aut illius palato uon
"Pondent, ethic et ille urbane dissimulant, et alia fercula probaut, ne quid contristent convivatorem.

Erasmus.
A reader should sit down to a book, especially of the miscellaneous kind, as a well-behaved visitor does to a ban-
* The master of the feast exerts himself to satisfy his guests , but if, after all his care and pains, something should

****** the table that does not suit this or that person's taste, they politely pass it over without notice, and commend
****, that they may not distress a kind host. Translation.

BY THE ORIGINAL EDITOR of the ENCYCLOPAEDIA METRopolitANA,

, Assisted by EMIN ENT profession AL AND oth ER GENTLEMEN.

IN Twenty-Two volumEs.

VOL. XX.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR THOMASTEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE;

PiccAdilly ; e. wilson, Roy Al Exchange; J. MASON, city RoAD :
Griffin & Co Bowdery & KERBY, oxford street :
GLASGow : J. cum MING, DUBLIN : M. BAUDRY, PAR is: F. FLEisch ER, LEI Psic :
AND whipple & LA wrf.NcE, sa LEM, North AMERICA.

1829.

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