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but a beginning must be made


between plates V (Digesting Furnace) and VI (Hot Still)
one of several mis-scans
Peter Shaw, M.D. and Francis Hauksbee. An Essay for Introducing a Portable Laboratory : By Means whereof all the chemical operations are commodiously performʼd, for the purposes of philosophy, medicine, metallurgy, and a family. With sculptures. London, 1731
Bodleian copy, digitized April 27, 2009

one of a stunning sequence of mis-scans, in latter section of this book; by way of an engineering history post on another Hauksbee work.

and perfection will come by degrees.
epigram p 12

2 October 2014

by means whereof; chemistry; mountain side
Francis Kauksbee; Peter Shaw