Lexicon technicum

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Title page of the 2nd edition from 1708

The Lexicon technicum is an encyclopedia by John Harris (1666–1719).

The mathematician John Harris published the Lexicon technicum: or, an universal english dictionary of arts and sciences in London in 1704 . The Lexicon technicum is considered the first general encyclopedia to focus on technology and science and is the first alphabetically arranged encyclopedia in the English language. The fifth edition in two volumes appeared in London in 1736.

The Lexicon technicum was also a model for Ephraim Chambers ' Cyclopaedia and is recognized by Denis Diderot as one of the sources for the Encyclopédie .

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