Enclyclopædia Britannica (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover of the 1770 Encylopædia Britannica]

Title: Enclyclopædia Britannica

Author: Anonymous

City: Edinburgh

Date: 1771

Total items: 12

Some of the copper-plate engravings by Andrew Bell that appeared in the first edition of the “Enclyclopædia 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; amd The various Technical Terms, &c. are explained as they occur in the order of the Alphabet.”

I have a fac simile of this edition. The original was issued serially in sections (as was common at the time) from 1768 to 1771.

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[picture: Plate XLII.---Astronomy.]
[picture: Plate XV.---Anatomy.]
[picture: Front Cover of the 1770 Encylopædia Britannica]
[picture: Plate XLIII.---Astronomy.---Fig. 2.]
[picture: Plate XLIII.---Astronomy.---Fig. 1.]

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