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THE

BRITISH CYCLOPÆDIA.

THE

BRITISH CYCLOPÆDIA

OF THE

ARTS, SCIENCES, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY,

LITERATURE,

NATURAL HISTORY, AND BIOGRAPHY;

COPIOUSLY

ILLUSTRATED BY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD AND STEEL BY EMINENT ARTISTS.

EDITED

BY CHARLES F. PARTINGTON,

PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL PHILOSOPHY, AUTHOR OF VARIOUS WORKS ON NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY, &c.,
ASSISTED BY AUTHORS OF EMINENCE IN THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF SCIENCE,

COMPLETE IN TEN VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.

ARTS AND SCIENCES.

ABA TO OPI.

LONDON:

WM. S. ORR AND CO., AMEN CORNER, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCXXXVIII.

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