Literary Notice, Reportage
Transactions of the Linnean Society Rees ed. 18–20 , Marsham 1802
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William Herschel , Edward Jenner , Isaac Newton
Observatorio Real del Madrid
The author discusses at length Abraham Rees's new edition of Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopædia, the publication of which has just begun in parts. A long extract from the prospectus or preface discusses the encyclopaedia's arrangement of the sciences in comparison with that used by the Encyclopédie. Considers that 'readers are much more likely to be preserved from error, and instructed and confirmed in religious truth, by the Encyclopaedia Britannica, than by the present undertaking, if this edition be conducted upon the plan and principles of the former', but continues: 'We speak not of the scientific parts of the Cyclopædia, which are certainly executed in the former edition with great ability' (36–37).
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