Encyclopaedia Britannica; 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, comprehendingt 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 all the most important topics 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 modern, of the different empires, kingdoms, and states; an account of the lives of the most eminent persons in every nation, from the earliest ages down to the present times
Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates
The third edition, in eighteen volumes, greatly improved.
Bell and MacfarquharEdinburgh1797
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