Encyclopædia Britannica or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, &c. On a plan entirely new: By Which, the different sciences and arts Are digested into the Form of Distinct treatises or systems, comprehending The History, Theory, and Practice, of each, according to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and full explanations given of the various detached parts of knowledge, whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c. Together with a description of all the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains, Seas, Rivers, &c. throughout the World; a General History, Ancient and Modern, of the different Empires, Kingdoms, and States; and An Account of the lives of the most Eminent Persons in every Nation, from the earliest ages down to the present times. The whole compiled from the writings of the best authors, in several languages; the most approved dictionaries, as well of General Science as of particular branches; the transactions, journals, and memoirs, of learned societies, both at home and abroad; the Ms. Lectures of eminent professors on different sciences; and a variety of original materials, furnished by an extensive correspondence. The second edition; greatly improved and enlarged. Illustrated with above two hundred copperplates. Vol. I. Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti.