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[[Image:Chambers Cyclopaedia 1728.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Ephraim Chambers]] ''Cyclopædia'' (1728).]]
[[Image:Table of Trigonometry, Cyclopaedia, Volume 2.jpg|thumb|right|Table of [[Trigonometry]], 1728 ''Cyclopædia''.]]
'''''Cyclopædia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences''''' (two volumes in [[Book size|folio]]) wasis an [[encyclopedia]] publishedprepared by [[Ephraim Chambers]] and first published in 1728<ref>{{cite book |last1=Chambers |first1=Ephraim |title=Cyclopædia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences |date=1728 |publisher=James & John Knapton; John Darby; and others |location=London |edition=1}} Two volumes in [[LondonBook size|folio]].</ref>; insix more editions appeared between 1728, and reprinted1751 inwith numerousa editions''Supplement'' in 1753.<ref>{{cite book |last1=Alston |first1=R. C. |title=A Bibliography of the eighteenthEnglish Language from the Invention of Printing to the Year 1800 |date=1974 |publisher=Janus Press |location=Ilkley}} See volume iii, items 535 through century544.</ref> The ''CyclopaediaCyclopædia'' was one of the first general encyclopedias to be produced in English.
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{{quote|''Cyclopædia, or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences'': Containing the Definitions of the Terms, and Accounts of the Things Signify'd Thereby, in the Several Arts, both Liberal and Mechanical, and the Several Sciences, Human and Divine: the Figures, Kinds, Properties, Productions, Preparations, and Uses, of Things Natural and Artificial; the Rise, Progress, and State of Things Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, and Commercial: with the Several Systems, Sects, Opinions, etc; among Philosophers, Divines, Mathematicians, Physicians, Antiquaries, Criticks, etc.: The Whole Intended as a Course of Ancient and Modern Learning.}}
 
{{quote|''Cyclopædia,: or, anAn Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences'':; Containingcontaining the Definitions of the Terms, and Accounts of the Things Signifysignify'd Therebythereby, in the Severalseveral Arts, both Liberal and Mechanical, and the Severalseveral Sciences, Human and Divine: the Figures, Kinds, Properties, Productions, Preparations, and Uses, of Things Natural and Artificial; the Rise, Progress, and State of Things Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, and Commercial: with the Severalseveral Systems, Sects, Opinions, etc;&c. among Philosophers, Divines, Mathematicians, Physicians, Antiquaries, Criticks, etc&c.: The Whole Intendedintended as a Course of AncientAntient and Modern Learning.}}
 
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