The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

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First American edition. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, other engravings and maps appear to have been removed. Bindings in need of repair, a few spine labels missing, boards rubbed, foxed throughout. 1805 Full-Leather. Complete in seven volumes. 4to. Original full calf. Two column format. The first American edition of the Encyclopedia Perthensis, originally published in Scotland from the mid-1790s to 1805. Combines dictionary-style entries for single words (e.g. 'revolution) and encyclopedic entries for subjects (e.g. 'revolution of France'). Among the first encyclopedias to be printed in the United States, designed to compete with the first American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which contained many more volumes, and was significantly more expensive. A significant early reference work, scarce in any condition.

Title: The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

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Categories: Americana, Language,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: John Low / E. Low, New York: 1805

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

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Seller ID: 1762981

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