A design for a general laboratory, London, 1822.
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Engraving by A W Warren after Cornelius Varley from 'The Chemical Catechism, with Tables, Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments' (tenth edition) published by Samuel Parkes. Shelves round the walls hold glas jars and bottles, and distillation equipment. There are also bellows, crucibles, furnaces and a stove, with tongs, ladles, pestles and mortars.