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LEXICON TECHNICUM, OR, AN UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: EXPLAINING NOT ONLY THE TERMS OF ART BUT THE ARTS THEMSELVES

Harris, John


Item #: 60612
Printed: Printed for Dan Brown and 9 Others; 1704. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES, UNITED KINGDOM

This work was the first general encyclopedia to emphasizescience, serving as a model for Ephraim Chambers'Cyclopaedia. It was named by Denis Diderot in his Prospectusof 1950 as a source for the great Encyclopedie. Harris livedduring one of the most important periods of scientificadvancement. He was able to recognize originality in othersand draw on their works in his lexicon. Relying upon thescientific research of his able contemporaries, Harriscreated the first encyclopedia acknowledged as "up to date,comprehensive and detailed on the subject of science.":Cited in L.E. Bradshaw in Frank Kafker, NotableEncyclopedias (Oxford 1981).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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