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Curiosa arcane: being curious secrets, artificial and natural

By LEMERY, NICOLAS

subjects: cookery, sweetmeats, cosmetics, perfume, hunting, fishing, metal casting,

  • 1. Curiosa arcane: being curious secrets, artificial and natural. In three parts. Containing [1] secrets in hunting, fishing, . . . directions to beautifie the face . . . to make perfumes . . . receipts in cookery and to make sweetmeats. [2] the art of moulding, and casting medals . . . [3] excellent secrets for beautifying. etc.
    London: printed for J.N.   [c.1711]
    18 cm.   354 p. frontis. pls.   5 sh.  
    GB:   ENLS*   LBL   LeU(B)  
    US:   CtY   DCLC   NYPL  

    1. This work has the secondary title: 'New curiosities in art, and nature'. It appears to be an English translation of the Recueil de Curiositez Raves et Nauvelles, Paris, 1674.
    2. For a biography of Le Sieur Nicolas Lemery, Apothecary to the King of France, see Nouvelle Biographie Generale, op. cit., tome 30, pp. 598-603.