Dobson’s "Encyclopaedia"

Dobson's "Encyclopaedia"

The Publisher, Text, and Publication of America's First Britannica, 1789-1803

Anniversary Collection

by Robert D. Arner

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

320 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 10 illus.

  • ISBN: 9780812230925
  • Published: October 1991



This is the first study of the life and career of Thomas Dobson, arguably the most prominent American printer, publisher, and bookseller between the years 1785 and 1822, whose accomplishments included publication of the first American edition of the Hebrew Bible, and the first American edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.