Encyclopædia Britannica, First Edition

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Encyclopædia Britannica, First Edition  (1771) 
by William Smellie

Full Title: Encyclopædia Britannica; or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, 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. Credited to "a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland". Printed by Colin Macfarquhar. Primarily illustrated by Andrew Bell. First serialized beginning in 1768.

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