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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 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; compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the m

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 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; compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the m

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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 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; compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the m: 18 volumes.

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Vol I: 799p, 31 pl. [i]; Vol. II: 799p, 60 pl. Pp 594-600 tear into text without loss; Vol III: 806p, 20pl.; Vol IV. 793p, 26 pl.; Vol V: 807p, 24 pl.; Vol VI: 794p, 22 pl.; Vol VII: 797p, 38 pl. Neatsfoot oil stained pages,; Vol VIII: 800p, 18 pl.; Vol IX: 800p, 31 pl. lacking plate 260; Vol X: 788p, 22 pl.; Vol XI:814p, 19 pl. Several neatsfoot oil stained pages, plate 299 bound in Vol XII on page 78; Vol XII: 799p, 35 pl.; Vol XIII: 799p, 32 pl.Deep neatsfoot oil stains to fore edge, ; Vol XIV: 797p, 16 pl.Initial and last pages with neatsfoot oil stains ; Vol XV: 799p, 41 pl. Several pages detached but present; plates 433-434 bound in Vol XVI; Vol XVI: 799p, 12 pl.; Vol XVII: 827p, 37 pl.Several pages detached but present,; Vol XVIII: 945p, 59 pl. 486 placed at end. Despite internal oddities, a handsome set in the original sturdy calf. Sabin 22555

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William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
4316
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 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; compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the m
Format/binding
Full mottled calf with particulars to spine on red & black morocco labels.
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Used - Very Good
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Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
Publisher
Thomas Dobson
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
1798
Keywords
History, science, art, compendium, multidisciplinary
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Science;
Size
9 x 10.75 inches
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