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MECHANICS, HYDROSTATICS, DESCRIPTION OF MACHINES,

STEAM ENGINES, &c.

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ASTRONOMY, ASTRONOMICAL TABLES AND INSTRUMENTS:

METEORS.

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ALMANACS, EPHEMERIDES, REGISTERS.

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