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Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition of their Principles and Practice

Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition of their Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Robert Hunt
September 09, 1999

Andrew Ure (1778-1857), Scottish chemist, scientific writer and professor at the University of Glasgow, was an enthusiast of the new manufacturing systems that were emerging in the nineteenth century.His Dictionary is a well-known and much-used work, which went to several editions. This, a reprint...

The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary

The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary

1st Edition

Louis Moreri
March 11, 1999

This reference work is a reprint of the 1694 translation of Moreri's classic reference work (originally published in 1674 in French). The two volumes contain a mixture of histiographical, geographical and poetical information. They chronicle the lives and actions of celebrated people from the time...

Bayle's Dictionary: Historical and Critical: by Peter Bayle, the Second Edition, to which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author.<BR>Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, by Pierre Desmaizeaux, Fellow of the Royal Society

Bayle's Dictionary: Historical and Critical: by Peter Bayle, the Second Edition, to which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author.
Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, by Pierre Desmaizeaux, Fellow of the Royal Society

1st Edition

Peter Bayle
July 10, 1997

Bayle's Dictionary is one of the best known and most influential works of the eighteenth century. Banned in Catholic France on first publication in 1697 it became a bestseller and ran into several editions and translations. Its merciless scientific and philosophical enquiring challenged all...

Encyclopaedia Britannica, or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

Encyclopaedia Britannica, or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

1st Edition


December 19, 1996

The Encyclopaedia Britannica was the first English-language compendium to be called an encyclopaedia. It was compiled on a completely new plan, alphabetically arranged, combining easy reference to individual items, terms and minor topics, pioneering a new way to organize and disseminate learning....

The Yearbook of Facts in Science and Art: Primary Source Material on the Post-Industrial Revolution (1838-1880)

The Yearbook of Facts in Science and Art: Primary Source Material on the Post-Industrial Revolution (1838-1880)

1st Edition

James Mason, John Timbs, Charles W. Vincent
September 05, 1996

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Bibliotheca Britannica

Bibliotheca Britannica

1st Edition

Robert Watt
December 21, 1995

The Bibliotheca Britannica is one of the most remarkable examples of bibliographical scholarship in the English Language. This scarce work of reference continues to be an invaluable resource for scholars and librarians who wish to identify early printed materials covering a wide range of...

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