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A second edition appeared in 1738 in two volumes in folio, with 2,466 pages. This edition was supposedly retouched and amended in a thousand places, with a few added articles and some enlarged articles. Chambers was prevented from doing more because the booksellers were alarmed by a bill in [[Parliament of the United Kingdom|Parliament]] containing a clause to oblige the publishers of all improved editions of books to print their improvements separately. The bill, after passing the [[British House of Commons|House of Commons]], was unexpectedly thrown out by the [[House of Lords]]; but fearing that it might be revived, the booksellers thought it best to retreat though more than twenty sheets had been printed.
Five other editions were published in London from 1739 to 1751–1752. An edition was also published in [[Dublin]] in 1742; this and the London editions were all 2 volumes in folio. An Italian translation appearing in [[Venice]], 1748–1749, 4to, 9 vols., was the first complete Italian encyclopaedia. When Chambers was in France in 1739, he rejected very favorable proposals to publish an edition there dedicated to Louis XV
Chambers' work was carefully done, and popular. However, it had defects and omissions, as he was well aware; at his death, on 15 May 1740, he had collected and arranged materials for seven new volumes. [[George Lewis Scott]] was employed by the booksellers to select articles for the press and to supply others, but he left before the job was finished. The job was then given to [[John Hill (author)|Dr. John Hill]]. The ''Supplement'' was published in London in 1753 in two folio volumes with 3307 pages and 12 plates. Hill was a botanist, and the botanical part, which had been weak in the ''Cyclopaedia'', was the best.