Colin Macfarquhar

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Colin Macfarquhar (1745? – 2 April 1793) was a Scottish bookseller and printer. He is best known for being one of the "Society of Gentlemen in Scotland", along with Andrew Bell, who first published the Encyclopædia Britannica.[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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Prefactory Note". Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th Edition. 1911. 
  2. ^ "Bell, Andrew". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004.