William Smellie
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born in 1740
Died on 24th of June 1795

Born 1740. Died 1795 - Scottish editor, printer and antiquary.

Set up printing business with Andrew Bell and Colin MacFarquhar in 1765. Produced the first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (1768-71). Founder member of Society of Antiquities in 1780. Printed first edition of Robert Burnsís poem.

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