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William Smellie, printer, author, editor, lecturer and philosopher.

William Smellie, printer, author, editor, lecturer and philosopher.

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  • Smellie, William, -- 1740-1795.

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    Paginationp. 153
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    Open LibraryOL19071837M

    William Smellie (–) was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist. At the age of 28, Smellie was hired by Colin Macfarquhar and Andrew Bell to edit the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, which appeared in weekly installments ("numbers") from December to Smellie is primarily remembered as an important figure in the printing world of late eighteenth-century Edinburgh, as editor of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as the most important English translator of the Comte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle, and as the author of The Philosophy.

    William Smellie was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist. At the age of 28, Smellie was hired by Colin Macfarquhar and Andrew Bell to edit the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, which appeare. The author of over fifty articles and book chapters and editor of the manuscripts of the Scottish eighteenth-century printer, William Smellie, he is currently engaged as co-editor of volume two of the Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Stephen Colclough. is a lecturer in the School of English, Uni-versity of Bangor. He is a contributor.

    Author, Printer, Editor, Book producer: Classifications: BRA6, Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Alexander Smellie and three essays by William Smellie The philosophy of natural history by William Smellie. Beliefnet Voices - Robert Moss. Thanksgiving and affirming. By Robert MossRobert Moss.


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William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (–) was a Scottish printer who edited the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was also a naturalist and antiquary, who was joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, co-founder of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and a friend of Robert mater: University of Edinburgh.

The Philosophy of Natural History Works about Smellie [ edit ] " Smellie, William ()," in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (–) in 63 vols.

Works by this author published before January 1, are in the public domain worldwide because the author died author least years ago. William Smellie (encyclopedist): | | | |William Smellie|| ||FRSE|, |FSA (Scot)|| | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online. William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (–) was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist.

He was friends with Robert Burns, whose assessment is engraved on Smellie's tombstone: "Here lies a man who did honour to human nature". Burns also described him fondly in a letter as "that old Veteran in Genius, Wit and Bawdry".

Buy Memoirs of the life, writings, & correspondence of William Smellie, late printer in Edinburgh, secretary and superintendent of natural history to the Society of Scotish antiquaries on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders.

William Smellie FRSE FSA (Scot) (–) was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist. He was friends with Robert Burns, whose assessment is engraved on Smellie's tombstone: "Here lies a man who did honour to human nature". William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (–) was a Scottish printer who edited the first edition of the Encyclopædia was also a naturalist and antiquary, who was joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, co-founder of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and a friend of Robert Burns.

LXXXVI. William Smellie, Printer and Mr. Andrew Bell, Engraver - Kay's Originals Vol. 1 by John Kay. All six volumes available online with searchable text and high-quality images.

William Smellie, A Sett of Anatomical Tables. This is Smellie’s engraving of twins in utero. William Smellie, A Sett of Anatomical Tables. For this labor complication Smellie explains various manipulations to change the position of the fetus by the practitioner’s hand, and that failing, suggests tying a noose around the ankles.

Philosophy of Physical Science; Philosophy of Social Science; Philosophy of Probability; General Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Science, Misc; History of Western Philosophy.

History of Western Philosophy; Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy; Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; 17th/18th Century Philosophy; 19th Century Philosophy; 20th. Buchan was a physician, and Smellie was a printer, editor and encyclopedist.

While they probably wrote the book for "economic reasons," it was also written "for the humanitarian purpose of providing substitute for the deficiancies of medial care. But, besides this, its author saw a useful, even necessary virtue in 'laying Medine more open to.

Son of a Duddingston mason, Smellie was trained as a printer, having been previously educated at Duddingston Parish School, and Edinburgh High School. He had a wide knowledge of literature and science, and became the editor and principal author of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

The rare Dublin Edition, published in the same year as the first British (Edinburgh) edition. Smellie, printer, editor, and author whose reputation as a natural historian was such that Charles Elliot paid £ for the copyright to volume one of Smellie's Philosophy of Natural History, which appeared inshortly after Elliot's death.

William Smellie FRSE, FSA (Scot) William Smellie, by Henry Bryan Hall: Born: The Pleasance, Edinburgh: Died: 24 June Edinburgh: Resting place: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh 55°56′48″N 3°11′32″W  /  °N °W  / Residence: Edinburgh: Nationality: Scottish: Education: Duddingston parish school High.

The late Mr. William Smellie, Printer, author of "The Philosophy of Natural History," and translator of the works of Buffon, is by no means one of Kay's happiest efforts, as instead of the vacant expression delineated, the prevailing cast of Mr.

Smellie's features was grave and thoughtful ; but this defect may have arisen in consequence of the figure being originally that of a Mr. Gavin, and. William Smellie: Philosopher of Natural History In the eighteenth century, the name of William Smellie was doubly famous, for there were two extraordinary men with the same name: the obstetrician who developed a workable set of forceps and the natural historian.

In medical circles, the obstetrician is stillAuthor: Ronald B. Hatch. William Smellie was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist.

At the age of 28, Smellie was hired by Colin Macfarquhar and Andrew Bell to edit the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, which appeared in weekly instalments ("numbers") from December to.

Memoirs of the life, writings, & correspondence of William Smellie, late printer in Edinburgh, secretary and superintendent of natural history to the Society of Scotish antiquaries by Kerr, Robert, William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (b – d) Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist, and a co-founder of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Hired by Colin Macfarquhar and Andrew Bell to edit the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Full text of "Memoirs of the life, writings, & correspondence of William Smellie, late printer in Edinburgh, secretary and superintendent of natural history to the Society of Scotish antiquaries" See other formats.

Buy Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Correspondence of William Smellie (Contemporary Memoirs S.) Facsimile of ed by William Smellie, Robert Kerr (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.The publication of Volume 2: Enlightenment and Expansion, will add to the acclaim given to the earlier published volumes (volumes 3 and 4).

The editors Stephen W. Brown and Warren McDougal and their distinguished contributors have written an essential book for the study of Scottish culture and its history: it belongs in all major.rare first edition of the anatomical atlas by william smellie, who “contributed more to the fundamentals of obstetrics than virtually any individual,” with 39 extraordinary elephant folio engravings, the first accurate images of the fetus in utero, one of only 80 copies published.

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