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Allardice, S. (Samuel)

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Works: 31 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 1,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Portraits  Maps  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Pictorial works  Illustrations  Miscellanea 
Roles: Engraver
Classifications: QL50, 032
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Encyclopaedia ; or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature ( )
7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World displayed ; or, A curious collection of voyages and travels ( )
in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the earth, and animated nature by Oliver Goldsmith ( )
8 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Natural History, considered in its utmost extent, comprehends two objects. First, that of discovering, ascertaining, and naming all the various productions of Nature. Secondly, that of describing the properties, manners, and relations which they bear to us, and to each other. The first, which is the most difficult part of this science, is systematical, dry, mechanical, and incomplete. The second is more amusing, exhibits new pictures to the imagination, and improves our relish for existence, by widening the prospect of Nature around us. Natural history at present, is carried on in two distinct and separate channels, the one serving to lead us to the thing, the other conveying the history of the thing, as supposing it already known. The following Natural History is written with only such an attention to system as serves to remove the reader's embarrassments, and allow him to proceed. It can make no pretensions in directing him to the name of every object he meets with; that belongs to works of a very different kind, and written with very different aims. It will fully answer my design, if the reader, being already possessed of the name of any animal, shall find here a short, though satisfactory history of its habitudes, its subsistence, its manners, its friendships, and hostilities. My aim has been to carry on just as much method as was sufficient to shorten my description, by generalizing them, and never to follow order where the art of writing, which is but another name for good sense, informed me that it would only contribute to the reader's embarrassment. Still, however, the reader will perceive, that I have formed a kind of system in the history of every part of Animated Nature, directing myself by the great obvious distinctions that she herself seems to have made; which, though too few to point exactly to the name, are yet sufficient to illuminate the subject, and remove the reader's perplexity. It will be my chief pride, therefore, if this work may be found an innocent amusement for those who have nothing else to employ them, or who require a relaxation from labour."
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge. : by American Philosophical Society ( )
5 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of the British Empire, from the year 1765, to the end of 1783. Containing an impartial history of the origin, progress, and termination of the American Revolution by Society of gentlemen ( Book )
7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An history of the earth, and animated nature. By Oliver Goldsmith. In four volumes by Oliver Goldsmith ( )
1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To Thomas Mifflin, Governor and Commander in Chief of the State of Pennsylvania, this plan of the city and suburbs of Philadelphia is respectfully inscribed by the editor, 1794 by A. P Folie ( )
2 editions published between 1794 and 1973 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transactions of the America philosophical society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge by American Philosophical Society ( )
3 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of France, from the earliest times, till the death of Louis Sixteenth ( )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World displayed; or, A curious collection of voyages and travels ( )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Allardice, S.
Allardice, Samuel
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English (80)