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WHEN Mr. Joseph Haydn first published this work (in 1841), it was well received, as supplying a public want; and six editions had been sold, in 1855, when I was earnestly requested by Mr. Edward Moxon to superintend the printing of a new edition. This led eventually to my undertaking its thorough renovation, which has been effected by long continued labour in revision and in selection from an abundance of valuable materials; and now little of the original work remains, although the present edition contains fully one-third more matter than the sixth, published in 1853, at the same price. The new features include Chronological Tables at the beginning of the volume, innumerable literary, scientific, topographical, and geographical facts inserted in the body of the work, and a Dated Index. To make room for these additions the size of the page has been greatly enlarged, many articles have been condensed or printed in smaller type, and much useless matter has been expunged.

Encouraged by success, I hope still to maintain the reputation which this work has attained, by sedulously endeavouring to make it, not a mere Dictionary of Dates, but a dated Cyclopædia, a digested summary of every department of human history, brought down to the eve of publication. I have endeavoured to act under the influence of the old maxims: "Homo sum; humani nihil a me alienum puto," and "Nulla dies sine lineâ;" and gratefully acknowledge the kindness of those friends who have pointed out some of the errors and omissions, which are almost unavoidable in a work of such scope and magnitude.

The more important events that have occurred during the printing of this edition are noticed in the Addenda.

ROYAL INSTITUTION, Aug., 1873.

BENJAMIN VINCENT.

Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1869,
by G. P. PUTNAM,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York

WHEN Mr. Joseph Haydn first published this work (in 1841), it was well received, as supplying a public want; and six editions had been sold, in 1855, when I was earnestly requested by Mr. Edward Moxon to superintend the printing of a new edition. This led eventually to my undertaking its thorough renovation, which has been effected by long continued labour in revision and in selection from an abundance of valuable materials; and now little of the original work remains, although the present edition contains fully one-third more matter than the sixth, published in 1853, at the same price. The new features include Chronological Tables at the beginning of the volume, innumerable literary, scientific, topographical, and geographical facts inserted in the body of the work, and a Dated Index. To make room for these additions the size of the page has been greatly enlarged, many articles have been condensed or printed in smaller type, and much useless matter has been expunged.

Encouraged by success, I hope still to maintain the reputation which this work has attained, by sedulously endeavouring to make it, not a mere Dictionary of Dates, but a dated Cyclopædia, a digested summary of every department of human history, brought down to the eve of publication. I have endeavoured to act under the influence of the old maxims: "Homo sum; humani nihil a me alienum puto," and "Nulla dies sine lineâ ;" and gratefully acknowledge the kindness of those friends who have pointed out some of the errors and omissions, which are almost unavoidable in a work of such scope and magnitude.

The more important events that have occurred during the printing of this edition are noticed in the Addenda.

ROYAL INSTITUTION, Aug., 1873.

BENJAMIN VINCENT.

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Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1869,
by G. P. PUTNAM,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York

WHEN Mr. Joseph Haydn first published this work (in 1841), it was well received, as supplying a public want; and six editions had been sold, in 1855, when I was earnestly requested by Mr. Edward Moxon to superintend the printing of a new edition. This led eventually to my undertaking its thorough renovation, which has been effected by long continued labour in revision and in selection from an abundance of valuable materials; and now little of the original work remains, although the present edition contains fully one-third more matter than the sixth, published in 1853, at the same price. The new features include Chronological Tables at the beginning of the volume, innumerable literary, scientific, topographical, and geographical facts inserted in the body of the work, and a Dated Index. To make room for these additions the size of the page has been greatly enlarged, many articles have been condensed or printed in smaller type, and much useless matter has been expunged.

Encouraged by success, I hope still to maintain the reputation which this work has attained, by sedulously endeavouring to make it, not a mere Dictionary of Dates, but a dated Cyclopædia, a digested summary of every department of human history, brought down to the eve of publication. I have endeavoured to act under the influence of the old maxims: "Homo sum; humani nihil a me alienum puto," and "Nulla dies sine lineâ ;" and gratefully acknowledge the kindness of those friends who have pointed out some of the errors and omissions, which are almost unavoidable in a work of such scope and magnitude.

The more important events that have occurred during the printing of this edition are noticed in the Addenda.

ROYAL INSTITUTION, Aug., 1873.

BENJAMIN VINCENT.

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