Monday, September 12, 2005


frontispiece - cyclopaedia by Ephrahim Chambers, 1728

Somewhere between Pliny the Elder and wikipedia comes...

Ephraim Chambers: [1728]

"Cyclopaedia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences : containing the definitions of the terms, and accounts of the things signify'd thereby, in the several arts, both liberal and mechanical, and the several sciences, human and divine : the figures, kinds, properties, productions, preparations, and uses, of things natural and artificial : the rise, progress, and state of things ecclesiastical, civil, military, and commercial : with the several systems, sects, opinions, &c : among philosophers, divines, mathematicians, physicians, antiquaries, criticks, &c : the whole intended as a course of antient and modern learning"


Anonymous said...

Stop blogging right now!

Karla said...

Many thanks for all of the joy and lunacy of the past ten years. Glad you and BibliOdyssey came into my life.

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