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Title Encyclopaedia Britannica, or, A dictionary of arts and sciences [microform] : compiled upon a new plan in which the different sciences and arts are digested into distinct treatises or systems and the various technical terms, &c. are explained as they occur in the order of the alphabet ; illustrated with one hundred and sixty copperplates / by a society of gentlemen in Scotland ....

Imprint Edinburgh : Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar and sold by Colin Macfarquhar, 1771.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 22049-51    ---  Available
Description 3 v. : 160 plates (part fold., incl. maps, music)
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 22049-51
Note Pagination errors: v. 1, p. 454 misnumbered "546," insert *A-*E (10 p.) between p. 586 and 587; v.2: page numbers 175-176 repeated, numbering skips 311-410, page numbers 425-426 repeated, p. 534-536 misnumbered "554"-"556"; v. 3, numbers 281-282 skipped, p. 458 misnumbered "446," numbering skips 679-878, p. 945 misnumbered "955." Several plates misnumbered.
"For three years, sections of the encyclopaedia were issued periodically. The first two numbers came in December, 1768 ... The first volume ('Aa' to 'Bzo') was completed and bound in 1769, the second ('Caaba' to 'Lythrum') a year later and the third ('Macao' to 'Zyglophyllum') in 1771." - Herman Kogan, The great EB.
Edited by William Smellie, who was employed by Colin Macfarquhar, publisher, and Andrew Bell, engraver.
"In order to give some idea of the materials of which this dictionary is composed, we shall conclude the preface with a list of the principal authors made use of in the compilation." - Preface.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 4 microfiches : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 22049-51)
Note s 1976 ilu n
Subject Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Added Author Smellie, William, 1740-1795
Bell, Andrew, 1726-1809.
Macfarquhar, Colin, 1745?-1793.
Added Title A dictionary of arts and sciences [microform]

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