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BY W. BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND-ROW, ST. JAMES's.
I. On the Origin and Vicissitudes of Literature, Science, and
Art, and their Influence on the present State of Society : be-
ing a Discourse delivered on the opening of the Liverpool
Royal Institution. By William Roscoe, Esq. ::. p. 1
II. A Description of Adam's Peak. By John Davy, M. D.
F. R. S. In a Letter addressed to Sir Humphry Davy,
F. R. S. LL. D.
III. Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons
on Petitions relating to Machinery for manufacturing of Flax,
IV. Remarks on the natural Family of the Grasses. From the
Latin of Alexander Baron von Humboldt.
V. Description of an Aerometer, for making the necessary Cor-
rections in Pneumatic Experiments, for reducing the Volumes
of the Gases to a given Standard. By Marshall Hall, M. D.
VI. On some curious Properties of the Powers of Numbers. 55
VII. Account of the Mineral Springs of Caldas de Rainha, in
the North of Portugal; with an Analysis of the Water.
George Rennie, Esq.
VIII. Report of Mr. Brande's Lectures on Mineralogical Che-
mistry, delivered in the Theatre of the Royal Institution, in
the Spring of 1817.
IX. On some Combinations of Ammonia with Chlorides. By M.
Faraday, Chemical Assistant in the Royal Institution. 74
X. Observations on the Rays which compose the Solar Spec-
XI. On the Colours of Waters. By G. W. Jordan, Esq.
XII. On the original Composition of the Statues of Niobe and
her Children. By Robert Cockerell, Esq.
XIII. Select ORCHIDE E, from the Cape of Good Hope. 104
XIV. On Saline Crystallization. By Andrew Ure, M. D. Pro-
fessor of the Glasgow Institution, and Member of the Geolo-
XV. Biographical Notice of the late Mr. Cranch.
§ Astronomy, Optics, Pneumatics, &c.
1. New Comet. 2. New Observatory at Cambridge. 3. Sup-
posed Transit of a Comet. 4. New Photometer. 5. New
Barometer. 6. New Musical Instrument. 7. M. de Lalande's
§ Architecture, Navigation, the Arts, fc.
1. Plymouth Breakwater. 2. Moveable Axletree. 3. New
Harpoon. 4. Harpoon Guns. 5. Nautical Instrument. 6.
Machine to Sweep Chimnies. 7. Prevention of the Dry Rot.
1. Alkali from Potatoe Stalks. 2. Tungstic Acid. 3. Copper
dissolved in Hydrogen. 4. Homberg's Pyrophorus. 5. Test for
Sugar. 6. Temperature on and beneath the Surface of the
Earth. 7. Uranium. 8. Chronic Oxide and Acid. 9. Cocoa-
10. Wire-gauze Safety-lamp. 11. Snake Stones.
12. Strength of Ale. 13. Change of Colour by Acids. 14. Yellow Dye. 15. Analysis of Sweet Almonds. 16. Choles- teric Acid. 17. Metallic Manganese. 18. Analysis of Bitter