1738 Chambers Cyclopaedia FOLIO Astronomy Medicine Law Navigation Illustrated 2v

CHAMBERS, Ephraim

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“This is a view of knowledge, as it were in stamine; exhibiting only the grand, constituent parts thereof.”
– Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia, preface.

A fine folio edition of the first general encyclopedia to be published in English! Ephraim Chambers’ famous ‘Cyclopaedia’ would become a direct inspiration for Diderot and d’Alembert’s ‘Encyclopedia’. This huge two-volume set includes full page engravings, some of which are folding. Many encyclopedias written during the 18th-century and early were specific to areas of study; however, this work includes a broad array of topics, including astronomy, law, medicine, military, navigation, music and more! According to historians, this landmark work was as influential, or to some even more so, as Samuel Johnson’s great Dictionary. Chambers’s Cyclopedia had even a more important impact on defining cultural significance.

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1738 Chambers Cyclopaedia FOLIO Astronomy Medicine Law Navigation Illustrated 2v
ENORMOUS 1st English Science Encyclopedia FOLIOS

“This is a view of knowledge, as it were in stamine; exhibiting only the grand, constituent parts thereof.”
– Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia, preface.

A fine folio edition of the first general encyclopedia to be published in English! Ephraim Chambers’ famous ‘Cyclopaedia’ would become a direct inspiration for Diderot and d’Alembert’s ‘Encyclopedia’. This huge two-volume set includes full page engravings, some of which are folding. Many encyclopedias written during the 18th-century and early were specific to areas of study; however, this work includes a broad array of topics, including astronomy, law, medicine, military, navigation, music and more! According to historians, this landmark work was as influential, or to some even more so, as Samuel Johnson’s great Dictionary. Chambers’s Cyclopedia had even a more important impact on defining cultural significance.

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Price: $1950

CHAMBERS, Ephraim

Cyclopaedia: or, an universal dictionary of arts and sciences ; containing an explication of the terms, and an account of the things signified thereby, in the several arts, both liberal and mechanical ; and the several sciences, human and divine: … the whole intended as a course of antient and modern learning

London : Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Senex, R. Gosling [and 12 others in London], 1738.

Details:
• Collation complete with all pages: 2 volume set
o vol. 1: A-K
o vol .2: L-Z
o Illustrated with 21 plates
• References: Alston, III.536; ESTC, 136232
• Binding: Leather; tight and secure
• Language: English
• Size: ~17in X 11in (43cm x 17cm)
• We find only one other example of this very rare set for sale worldwide at over $3,200

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Categories

Natural History

Arts & Architecture

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

CHAMBERS, Ephraim

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good