Illustrated with over three-hundred copperplate engravings, this four-volume encyclopedic dictionary affords a glimpse into eighteenth-century advancements in art and science. George Washington proudly adhered his bookplate in each of the four volumes and autographed each title page.

For George Washington's other volumes from this series, see W-1093/A, W-1093/B, and W-1093/C.

Description

Single volume of a four-volume dictionary in original brown leather calf binding, octavo size. The spine is covered with stripes of embossed gilding and contains the book's title embossed with gilt on a red ground: DICTIONARY: OF / ARTS: &: SCIENCES. Below this title the particular volume is identified in embossed gilt: R-Z. Signed by George Washington on the title page. George Washington's bookplate inside the front cover. Set is illustrated with over three-hundred copperplate engravings.

The full title of this book is A NEW AND COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES; COMPREHENDING ALL THE BRANCES OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, WITH ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS AS WELL OF THE VARIOUS MACHINES, INSTRUMENTS, TOOLS, FIGURES, AND SCHEMES NECESSARY FOR ILLUSTRATING THEM, AS OF THE CLASSES, KINDS, PREPARATIONS, AND USES OF NATURAL PRODUCTIONS, WHETER ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS, FOSSILS, OR FLUIDS; TOGETHER WITH THE KINGDOMS, PROVINCES, CITIES, TOWNS AND OTHER REMARKABLE PLACES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

Pagination: 2693-3506
Size: thick 8 vo.

Date

1764


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Material/Technique

Leather, gilt, ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 8 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (22.23 cm x 14.61 cm x 6.99 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1940


Signed

Title page, top right, in brown ink: Go:Washington


Object Number

W-1093/D


Colors (Beta)


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