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Lexicum Technicum: or, An Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. explaining not only the Terms of Art, but the Arts themselves – John Harris

Harris, John
London, printed for Dan.Brown, Tim.Goodwin, etc., 1704

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Harris’s ‘Lexicum Technicum’ is considered to be the first alphabetical encyclopaedia to be written in English, and including many definitions and explanations of nautical terms of the day

folio. unpaginated [pp926]. frontispiece portrait. seven engraved plates, two folding. other illustrations in the text

scattered outbreaks of staining, probably caused by flowers being pressed within the book – mostly light, but heavy in places and with damage to six or so pages with loss of text. otherwise a good clean and crisp copy in contemporary panelled calf boards with later calf spine. book-plate of G.W. Wentworth

First edition. complete in itself, but a second volume was published in 1710