Domestic Encyclopædia

Versions of
Domestic Encyclopædia

by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

The Domestic Encyclopædia is a small encyclopedia of the English language, firstly published in four volumes, in London in 1802 by Murray and Highly, and compiled by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich. While most encyclopedias of the time, such as Encyclopædia Britannica, were printed in quarto, or in the case of Chambers Cyclopædia, even folio, the Domestic Encyclopedia was printed in octavo, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. The subject matter of the encyclopedia centers around domestic and agricultural information, during a time when most people were farmers. Most of the plates show farm equipment.Excerpted from Domestic Encyclopedia on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Versions of Domestic Encyclopædia include:
  • The Domestic Encyclopædia, by A. F. M. Willich, M. D., London, 1802 — British edition, in four volumes octavo, about 500 pages in each volume
  • The Domestic Encyclopædia, by A. F. M. Willich, M. D., Philadelphia, 1803 — the first American edition, in five volumes octavo, about 500 pages in each volume
  • The Domestic Encyclopedia, by A. F. M. Willich, M. D., and Thomas Cooper, Esq. M. D., Philadelphia, 1821 — the second American edition, in three volumes octavo, about 600 pages in each volume