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Kendal's Pocket Encyclopedia

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Kendal's Pocket Encyclopedia was printed in London in 1802 by W. Peacock and Sons,[1] with a second edition in 1811.

"A Pocket Encyclopedia; Or, Library of General Knowledge, Being a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature".[2] It was six very small volumes in a choice of 16mo or 24mo (5 3/8" tall), six individual tiny volumes, or six volumes in three as follows: Volume I: b&w frontis of 213pp; Volume II: 189pp; Volume III: 238pp. An encyclopedia which begins with "Abbe, a French word literally meaning an abbot" and ends with "Zootomy, the art or act of dissecting animals or living creatures."[3]

The author was Edward-Augustus Kendal. An American version, edited and enlarged, was the Minor Encyclopedia.

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  • Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopedists
  • History of books
  • Reference work
  • List of historical encyclopedias

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Notes

  1. Kendal's Pocket Encyclopedia, W. Peacock and Sons, London, 1802 Volume I, title page
  2. Kendal's Pocket Encyclopedia, W. Peacock and Sons, London, 1802 Volume I, title page
  3. Kendal's Pocket Encyclopedia, W. Peacock and Sons, London, 1802, Volume III, p. 238

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