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Library of Entertaining Knowledge
Publisher: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge; Charles Knight; etc.
Country: United Kingdom. Date: 1829-37.





LIBRARY OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE (SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE)
Series Note: This series was founded by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and was published by a number of publishers including (1) Charles Knight, (2) Longman Rees Orme Brown and Green, and (3) Oliver and Boyd.

Volume Number(s) / Title / Author / Year of Publication

1, 7, 42, 43. Menageries.
-- The Menageries: Quadrupeds (3 vols.) -James Rennie. 1829-40.
-- The Menageries The Natural History of Monkeys Opossums and Lemurs - By anonymous; engraved by J. Jackson, after drawings by W. Harvey. 1838.

2, 15, 21. Vegetable Substances.
-- Vegetable Substances Used for the Food of Man - Edwin Lancaster. 1832.
-- Vegetable Substances: Materials of Manufactures - Anon. 1833.
-- A Description and History of Vegetable Substances: Timber Trees Fruit. 1839.


3. Insect Architecture. 1830.

4, 8. The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties (2 vols.). 1830- .

5. The New Zealanders. 1830.

6. Insect Transformations. 1830.

9. The Architecture of Birds. 1831.

10, 14. Paris and Its Historical Scenes (2 vols.). 1831.

11, 28. Historical Parallels (2 vols.). 1831-35.

12. Insect Miscellanies. 1831.

13, 18. Pompeii (2 vols.). 1831-32.

16, 27. Criminal Trials (2 vols.). 1832-35.

19. The Domestic Habits of Birds. 1833.

17, 20, 22, 30, 31, 32. British Museum.
-- Egyptian Antiquities: British Museum (2 vols.). 1832-36.
-- Elgin and Phigaleian Marbles: British Museum (2 vols.). 1833.
-- The Townley Gallery: British Museum (2 vols.). 1836.

23. The Faculties of Birds. 1835.

24. History of British Costume. 1834.

25, 26. Manners, &c. of the Hindoos. (2 vols.). 1834-35.

29. The Back-woods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer. 1836.

33. Secret Societies of the Middle Ages. 1837.

34, 35. Lane's Modern Egyptians [An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward Lane] (2 vols.). 1837-36.

36, 37. Davis's Description of China, &c. [The Chinese a General Description of the Empire of China by John Francis Davis. (2 vols.) - John Francis Davis. 1836.

38 to 41. Distinguished Men of Modern Times (4 vols.). 1838.


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