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Library Catalog No. CYCL1728h

“Memory” and “Mnemonic Tables.” Articles from Ephraim Chambers’ Cyclopædia, both the original 2-volume edition of 1728, and the 2-volume Supplement, by George Lewis Scott et al., of 1753.
     1st edition: 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, &c. among philosophers, divines, mathematicians, physicians, antiquaries, criticks, &c: the whole intended as a course of antient and modern learning. Compiled from the best authors, dictionaries, journals, memoirs, transactions, ephemerides, &c. in several languages, by E. Chambers. 2 vols. London: Printed for J. and J. Knapton [and 18 others], 1728. 2.528–529, s.v. Memory.
     Supplement: A supplement to Mr. Chambers's Cyclopædia: or, universal dictionary of arts and sciences. In two volumes. 2 vols. London: Printed for W. Innys and J. Richardson, R. Ware, J. and P. Knapton, T. Osborne, S. Birt, T. and T. Longman, D. Browne, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, J. Shuckburgh, A. Millar, J. and J. Rivington, J. Ward, M. Senex, and the Executors of J. Darby, MDCCLIII [1753]. 2, s.v. Memory; 2, s.v. Mnemonic Tables.

by Ephraim Chambers (1st edn.), rev. by George Lewis Scott et al. (Supplement)

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Part I: Editor’s Introduction to Chambers’ two Cyclopædia articles on memory


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