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Harris, John 1667?-1719

Works: 245 works in 1,048 publications in 3 languages and 11,407 library holdings
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Most widely held works by John Harris
Lexicon technicum, or, An universal English dictionary of arts and sciences by John Harris( )

146 editions published between 1704 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomical dialogues between a gentleman and a lady : wherein the doctrine of the sphere, uses of the globes, and the elements of astronomy and geography are explain'd in a pleasant, easy and familiar way by John Harris( )

57 editions published between 1719 and 2015 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglican clergyman and fellow of the Royal Society, John Harris (c.1666 1719) was an important promulgator of Newtonian science, through private teaching, public lectures and published writing. His Lexicon Technicum (1704) may be considered the first encyclopaedia in English. In the present work, published in 1719, Harris presents for his well-to-do readership a series of didactic conservations between a gentleman of science and an aristocratic lady. He aims to induce 'persons of birth and fortune' to dedicate some of their 'happy leisure to the improvement of their minds', and uses quotes from poets such as Samuel Butler and John Dryden to help elucidate scientific concepts. In particular, Harris explains the use of contemporary scientific apparatus (and expensive status symbols) such as terrestrial and celestial globes. The book ends with a description of the ultimate contemporary symbol of scientific refinement: the orrery, a working model of the solar system."
A new short treatise of algebra : with the geometrical construction of equations, ... The third edition with additions. By John Harris by John Harris( )

45 editions published between 1702 and 1714 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of plain and spherical trigonometry : together with the principles of spherick geometry, and the several projections of the sphere in plano. ... By J. Harris, D.D.F.R.S by John Harris( )

29 editions published between 1706 and 1723 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The description and uses of the celestial and terrestrial globes, and of Collins's pocket quadrant by John Harris( )

32 editions published between 1703 and 1747 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refutation of the objections against moral good and evil : in a sermon preach'd at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, October the third, 1698 by John Harris( )

12 editions published between 1698 and 1981 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atheist's objection that we can have no idea of God refuted : a sermon preach'd at the cathedral-church of St. Paul, February the 7th 1697/8 : being the second of the lecture for that year, founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq. by John Harris( )

8 editions published between 1698 and 1975 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is also found as the second part of the author's The atheistical objections against the being of a God and his attributes fairly considered and fully refuted : in eight sermons (Wing H845). Reproduction of original in the Cambridge University Library. (marc) 12337835. (stc) Wing H846. (stc) Arber's Term cat. III 62. (vid) 59824. (DLPS) A45639.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Bible. -- O.T. -- Psalms X, 4 -- Sermons. Atheism -- Early works to 1800
Remarks on some late papers relating to the universal deluge, and to the natural history of the earth by John Harris( )

7 editions published between 1697 and 1982 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of plain trigonometry demonstrated : and its practice and use explained. By John Harris by John Harris( )

14 editions published between 1703 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lexicon technicum, or, An universal English dictionary of arts and sciences
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Harris, G., 1667?-1719

Harris, J. 1667?-1719

Harris, J. (John)

Harris, J. (John), 1667?-1719

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Harris, Joseph, 1667?-1719

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J. H., M.A. (John Harris), 1667?-1719

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