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The British encyclopedia ; or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, comprising an accurate and popular view of the present improved state of human knowledge / by William Nicholson ; illustrated with upwards of 150 elegant engravings by Messrs. Lowry and Scott. [Variant title: British encyclopaedia]
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Throsby 503 BRI
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The British Encyclopaedia, or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences was published in 1809 in six octavo volumes and around 150 plates.
It was nominally edited by William Nicholson, but the bulk of the work was overseen by Jeremiah Joyce. It was published by a syndicate of twenty four booksellers whose names appear on the title pages. Each purchased shares and in due time received a proportional profit from the eventual sales. This method of publishing was common in the 18th and early 19th century and was known as a conger. It was particularly suited to part works such as encyclopaedias.
Some of the plates were drawn by John Farey, Jr., and engraved by Wilson Lowry. - Wikipedia.
See link below for: A tale of two encyclopaedias: transitions in the presentation of scientific knowledge, by John Issitt (Joyce's biographer).
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1809.
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London : Printed by C.Whittingham for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme,
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6 v.
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monograph
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