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Harris, John (1667?-1719)
LEXICON TECHNICUM: OR, AN UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. LONDON: PRINTED FOR DAN. BROWN, TIM. GOODWIN, JOHN WALTHOE [&C.], 1704-1710
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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254
Harris, John (1667?-1719)
LEXICON TECHNICUM: OR, AN UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. LONDON: PRINTED FOR DAN. BROWN, TIM. GOODWIN, JOHN WALTHOE [&C.], 1704-1710
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Harris, John (1667?-1719)
LEXICON TECHNICUM: OR, AN UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. LONDON: PRINTED FOR DAN. BROWN, TIM. GOODWIN, JOHN WALTHOE [&C.], 1704-1710
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, folio (320 x 200mm.), titles printed in red and black, engraved portrait and 14 plates (7 folding), woodcut diagrams and illustrations, subscribers lists in both volumes, contemporary panelled calf (fairly uniform), modern folding cloth boxes, some browning (more so in vol.2), one folding plate torn without loss in vol.1, tear in corner of 6G1 vol.1 with loss of a few letters, bindings slightly rubbed and slightly worn, new label on spine vol.1
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1986

Literature

Tomash & Williams H21; ESTC T142411 & T142408; Henderson p.65 no. 62.0; PMM 171a

Catalogue Note

"John Harris, clergyman, mathematician, and (from 1709) secretary of the Royal Society, produced the first English encyclopaedia arranged in alphabetical order. He was the first lexicographer to distinguish between a word-book (dictionary, in modern parlance) and a subject-book (encyclopaedia proper)... His Lexicon Technicum appears to be the first technical dictionary in any language. The most famous of his contributors was Isaac Newton" (PMM).

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