Encyclopædia, or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature : constructed on a plan 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.; including elucidations of the most important topic relative to religion, morals, manners, and the oeconomy of life : together with a description of all the countries, cities, principal mountains, seas, rivers, &c. throughout the world; a general history, ancient and moder, 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; compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the mo 18 volumes.

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Title: Encyclopædia, or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature : constructed on a plan 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.; including elucidations of the most important topic relative to religion, morals, manners, and the oeconomy of life : together with a description of all the countries, cities, principal mountains, seas, rivers, &c. throughout the world; a general history, ancient and moder, 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; compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the mo 18 volumes.

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Categories: Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Thomas Dobson: 1798

Binding: Full mottled calf with particulars to spine on re

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 4316

Keywords: History, science, art, compendium, multidisciplinary