10th December 1768

First part of Encyclopaedia Britannica is published

The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was a part-work published in 100 parts at 6p per instalment. It was produced under the editorship of William Smellie. Readers would have to subscribe for three years if they wanted to collect the complete encyclopaedia which, when addembled, comprised slightly less than 2400 pages. The pages were organised across three volumes. Later editions were considerably larger.



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