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1st January, 1821.
Encyclopædia Britannica.

This day was Published,
Handsomely Printed in Quarto, with New Engravings,

Price Sixteen Shillings in Boards,
VOLUME FIFTH, PART SECOND,

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SIXTH EDITION,
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