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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

5 April 1834
Published in London

Carefully stored away for 182 years!

Contents include:
St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Spiders
The Bedford Level
Scratchell's Bay, Isle of Wight

Engravings:
- Choir of St Patrick's Cathedral
- Garden Spider (Epeira Diadema), suspended by a thread proceeding
from its spinneret
- Geometric Net of Epeira diadema
- Nest of the Mason-Spider
- The eyes magnified
- The spider, mygale caementaria
- Parts of the foot and claw magnified
- Spinnerets of a Spider magnified to show the Spinnerules
- Scratcgekk's Bay and the Needles

Provided interesting & scientific information for aspiring working class & middle class people

Had close association with newly formed London University
Published 1826-1846, circulation 200,000 with readership of 1 million

Fascinating glimpse into life, culture & issues of the time
Wonderful engravings

8 pages
2 column format, small text
18.5 x 28 cm
High-quality rag content paper

Small holes at spine from binding. Scuffed at edge, some marks. Otherwise good condition, pages still flexible

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