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Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Vols. I & II. A Supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopaedia Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. In Two Volumes
Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Vols. I & II. A Supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopaedia Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. In Two Volumes
Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Vols. I & II. A Supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopaedia Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. In Two Volumes
Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Vols. I & II. A Supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopaedia Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. In Two Volumes

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Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Vols. I & II. A Supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopaedia Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. In Two Volumes

CHAMBERS, Ephraim; SCOTT, George

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Title continues: "Containing an Explication of the Terms, and an Account of the Things Signified Thereby, in the Several Arts, Both Liberal and Mechanical; and the Several Sciences, Human and Divine: The Figures, Kinds, Properties, Productions, Preparations, and Uses of Things Natural and Artificial: The Rise, Progress, and State of Things Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, and Commercial: With the several Systems, Sects, Opinions, &c. among Philosophers, Divines, Mathematicians, Physicians, Antiquaries, Critics, &c. The Whole intended as a Course of antient and modern Learning. Extracted from the best Authors, Dictionaries, Journals, Memoirs, Transactions, Ephemerides, &c. in several Languages." The English writer Ephraim Chambers (c.1680 – 1740) is primarily known for producing this Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. First printed in London in 1728 and reprinted in numerous editions in the eighteenth century, the Cyclopaedia was one of the first general encyclopedias to be produced in English. The preface in vol. I gives an analysis of 47 divisions of knowledge. Each division includes classed lists of the articles belonging to each, intended to serve as a table of contents and also as a directory indicating the order in which the articles should be read. More obvious categories include physics, arithmetic, law, theology and architecture, but readers will also find metaphysics, pyrotechny, dialing and heraldry.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: W. Innys et al
  • Edition: Seventh Edition, Corrected and Amended
  • Date Published: 1751, 1753
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    4 vols.: xxv, unpaginated. 42 cm. First 2 volumes have 20 plates, 8 of which fold out. The 2 vol. supplement has 12 2-page plates. Black and red title pages. Full leather. Hinges cracked and tender, corners and edges worn, boards rubbed. Vol. I boards missing large sections of leather. Vols. I & II have bookplates on front pastedowns for Richard Tahourdin, Esq. who also signed the title page. Front free endpaper in vol. I is detached, has a small ink signature, and a small hole. Ink signature on first text page of vol. II. Pages LEO to LEV loosening in vol. II. Supplement volumes have bookplates and signatures on front pastedowns. Supplement vol. I has no rear free endpaper and has tear in bottom of last text page. Supplement vol. II front free endpaper torn out and title page detached and chipped. Some minor chips and tears throughout all 4 vols.

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