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Encyclopaedia Britannica: or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (3rd edition)

edited by Colin MacFarquhar and George Gleig

illustrated by Andrew Bell

The third edition of the Encylopaedia Britannica was published in 18 volumes of text in 1797. Plates were issued separately, and each text volume included instructions on where to insert each plate into the text volumes. Below we link to online scans of the volumes, and indicate what each volume contains.

Text volumes

Plates volumes

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