The Imperial Encyclopaedia, or Dictionary of the Sciences and Arts. Vol. I
Special Collections Q111 O74 1860
London: Griffin, Bohn and Co.
Growing up in a small country town, University of Otago graduate, Peter Seton Hay, managed to get hold of a volume called Circle of Sciences, a 19th century populist encyclopaedia, from which he gained his early mathematical knowledge. Here is The Imperial Encyclopaedia, otherwise known as Orr’s Circle of Sciences. This is the ‘Organic’ volume.
W. M. Johnson and Thomas Exley, “The Imperial Encyclopaedia, or Dictionary of the Sciences and Arts. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 26, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11367.