Colin Macfarquhar

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Colin Macfarquhar (1745? – 2 April 1793) was a Scottish bookseller and printer who is best known as being, with Andrew Bell, the founder of the Encyclopædia Britannica, first published in 1768.[1] Macfarquhar also contributed heavily to the second and third edition.[2] The dates of his birth and death remain uncertain, even to Britannica itself.[3]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Prefatory Note". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ "Bell, Andrew". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. 
  3. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica - Colin Macfarquhar". Retrieved 2015-08-03.