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Encyclopædia britannica; or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, &c. on a plan entirely new: by which, the different sciences and arts are digested into the form of distinct treatises or systems, comprehending the history, theory, and practice, of each, according to the latest discoveries and improvements; and full explanations given of the various detached parts of knowledge, whether relating to natural and artificial objects, or to matters ecclesiastical, civil, military, commercial, &c. Together with a description of all the countries, cities ... a general history, ancient and modern, of the different empires, kingdoms and states; and an account of the lives of the most eminent persons in every nation, from the earliest ages down to the present times ...

The 2d ed.; greatly improved and enl. Illustrated with above two hundred copper plates ...
Edinburgh, Printed for J. Balfour and Co. [etc.] 1778-1783.
Physical Description:
10 v. fold. plates, fold. maps, fold. tables, fold. diagrs. (1 col.) 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
AE5 E363 1778+ Oversize
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Plates by A. Bell.
Subject Terms:
Balfour (J.) and Co. -- Publisher.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1778-1783.
R., J. -- Provenance.
Bell, Andrew, 1726-1809.

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