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American Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

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Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 176 library holdings
Genres: Poetry 
Classifications: AE2.I833, 032
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Most widely held works by Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge American Society
The etymologies of Isidore of Seville by Isidorus( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work is the first complete English translation of the Latin Etymologies of Isidore, bishop of Seville (c. 560-636). Isidore compiled the work between c. 615 and the early 630s and it takes the form of an encyclopedia, arranged by subject matter. It contains much lore of the late classical world beginning with the Seven Liberal Arts, including Rhetoric, and touches on hundreds of topics ranging from the names of God, the terminology of the law, the technologies of fabrics, ships, and agriculture, to the names of cities and rivers, the theatrical arts, and cooking utensils. Isidore provides etymologies for most of the terms he explains, finding in the causes of words the underlying key to their meaning. This book offers a highly readable translation of the twenty books of the Etymologies, one of the most widely known texts for a thousand years from Isidore's time."--Jacket
An account of the eruption of Vesuvius, in 1767, by Isaac Jamineau( Book )

1 edition published in 1768 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityAmerican Philosophical Society

controlled identityAmerican Society for Promoting and Propagating Useful Knowledge, Held in Philadelphia

American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge

American Society, Meeting at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

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