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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,
Author and Proprietor of the Philosophical Journal, and various other Chemical, Philosopl.ical, and

Mathematical Works.

ILLUSTRATED WITH

UPWARDS OF 150 ELEGANT ENGRAVINGS,

BY

MESSRS. LOWRY AND SCOTT.

VOL. I. A....B.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. WITTINGHAM,

Goswell Street;

FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME, PATERNOSTER-ROW;
1. JOHNSON ; R. BALDWIN ; F. AND C. RIVINGTON; A. STRAHAN; T. PAYNE; J. STOCKDALE; SCATCHERD

AND I ETTERMAN; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; R. LEA; LACKINGTON AND CO.; VERNOR, HOOD, AND
SHARPE; J. BUTTERWORTH; J. AND A. ARCH ; CADELL AND DAVIES; S. BACSTER ; BLACK, PARQY,
AND KINGSBURY ; J. HARDING ; J. MAWMAN; P. AND W, WYNNE; SHERWOOI), NEELY, AND JONES ;
B. C. COLLINS; AND T. WILSON AND SON.

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