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Item Description: Edinburgh, Printed for A Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 + John Brown, 1801. 4to. Bound in 22 uniform cont. halfcalf w. gilt title and tome as well as double gilt line-ornamentations to backs. Double gilt line-borders to boards. Some corners bumped, some capitals worn, hinges of ab. 6 volumes weak, some starting to split. Bords of plate-volumes loose. Internally a very nice, clean and fresh set, w. only mild scattered brownspotting in a few volumes. All in all a good copy. Engraved frontispiece in volume one. In all ab. 16.200 pp., and 592 full-page engraved plates (being all 542 plates for the 18 volumes, and 50 plates for the supplemant-volumes. Plates 58 and 59 are not present, but they were presumably never made. As is explained on plate 57, there are two plates called plate 2, and one of these constitutes that which would have been plate 58; the same applies for plate 59, which is constituted in the second of the two plates that are called plate 7). The scarce third edition of the seminal Encyclopaedia Britannica, being the first edition that constitutes what we understand by the Encyclopaedia today, since the two previous editions contained merely three and ten volumes respectively and only contained articles, often of dubious scholarship, by one author. The present edition is that which caused the wide attention which befell the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the edition which bestowed upon it the popular and critical reputation for general excellence that it still holds to this day. The present edition contains numerous important articles and original contributions by important scholars, philosophers, writers, and scientists; probably most noteworthy among the scientific contributions are those by Thomas Thomson, who, in the present original articles, introduces the use of symbols into chemistry.The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first published in three volumes between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh. The first edition was compiled by the editor William Smellie alone, whereas the third edition was written by numerous authorities of great reputation.The second edition was begun in 1776 and was published in numbers, the first issued in 1777, and the last in 1784, forming in all 10 volumes, dated 1778 ill 1783, and containing 8.595 pages and 340 plates.The third edition is the first edition to include contributions from various learned authorities, and it is the first time that it appears as the Encyclopaedia Britannica that we know today. It was meant to be a conservative counterpart to the French Encyclopédie by Diderot and d'Alembert (first volume printed in 1751), and it was written in opposition to the anarchy and atheism of that."THE THIRD EDITION. - After about a year's preparation, the third edition was announced in 1787. It was completed in 1797 in 18 vols. 4to, containing 14,579 pages and 542 plates. Among the multifarious articles represented in the frontispiece, which was required by the traditional fashion of the period, is a balloon. The maps are, as in subsequent editions, distributed among the articlesrelating to the respective countries. It was edited by Colin Macfarquhar as far as the article "Mysteries," when he died, in 1793, in his 48th year, "worn out", says Constable, "by fatigue and anxiety of mind." His children's trustees and Andrew Bell requested George Gleig of Stirling (.), who had written about 12 articles, to edit the rest of the work. According to Kerr ("Smellie's Life", i. 364-365), 10,000 copies were printed, and the profit to the proprietors was £ 42,000 besides the payments for their respective work as tradesmen in the conduct of the publication -Bell as engraver of all the plates, and Macfarquhar as sole printer. According to Constable, the impression was begun at 5,000 copies, and concluded with a sale of 13,000. James Hunter When the edition was completed, the copyright and remaining books were sold in order to wind up the concern, and "the whole was purchased by Bell, who gave £13 a copy, so. Bookseller Inventory # 38952

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Published by Cambridge at the University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts (1911)

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Item Description: Cambridge at the University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1911. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As is / Very Good -. 11th Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. This is complete 29 volume set of 11the edition of the famous The Encyclopedia Britannica : A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, including index volume . This edition is well known as the best quality edition, Encyclopedia Britannica ever published. 11the edition was the last one published before World War I broke out and have the highest quality of articles, because of outstanding professionals working for an Encyclopedia Britannica . War disperse crew of Encyclopedia Britannica and they were never back together again to continue work. All later editions of Encyclopedia Britannica have never meat standards of 11th edition. These facts define value of 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. This set is housed inside of original book stand made for Britannica. Strong very good stand, almost original condition books go on the shelfs horisontally, there is individual cell for each volume. ----- 13 volumes in this collection are in very good condition; 4 volumes have very good boards and strong binding, but some mild wear on spines,mostly ontips of spines. 12 volumes are in as is condition, boards are detached, damaged spines. Professional manding on these 12 volumes will help to bring them back to very good, tightly bound copies, but damaged spines not possible to bring back to original condition. ----- However, this is still extremely rare set with original Britannica book stand. Bookseller Inventory # 026420

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Various Authors, Hugh Chisholm, Editor-in-Chief

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Item Description: Cambridge University / The Encyclopedia Britannica Company, 1910. Hard Cover - Leather. Book Condition: Fair to Very Good. Eleventh Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ** ELEVENTH EDITION - 1910 ** WITH RARE ORIGINAL ARTS AND CRAFTS BOOKCASE ** LEATHER BOUND ** COMPLETE SET 29 VOLUMES ** PLUS 3 VOLUME "NEW EDITION" IN ITS OWN CASE ** NOTE: Photos accessed with this listing are of the actual books and bookcase you will be sent; please examine them closely as they provide the best indication of condition. A rare opportunity to own the famous 11th Edition of the Britannica in a special limited edition bookcase that was designed and made for a select few of these sets. The bookcase is in remarkable condition, complete and intact and showing few signs of any use or age, with no significant flaws or damage, or even any serious scratching present (the right edge of one shelf is cracked, not noticeable, could likely be easily repaired). Included is the matching headpiece case for the 3-volume "New Edition", issued in 1922 as an update supplement, that is intended to sit neatly on top of the original bookcase (as shown in the photos). The main body of the bookcase is 13.5 inches across (wider at the top and bottom). It stands 5 feet tall with the headpiece. Books are in flexible leather (light brown suede) bindings. All exterior page edges are gilt. All 32 volumes are present and are complete, exteriors in varying conditions. For obvious reasons, the spines are in worse condition than are the books themselves, and for some reason the condition of the spines becomes worse as you move down the bookcase. The spines nearer the floor are in the poorest condition. A number of the boards are detached, but all boards are present and complete. Because they were protected, many of the boards are in Very Good or better condition, in or near the condition of the volume shown in the photos. All pages present, none missing, each book complete, internally clean and unmarked. We will arrange and pay for shipping. Buy with confidence, professional booksellers for 35 years, selling online since 1995. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # AB4678

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Staff w/W.H. DePuy

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Item Description: The Werner Company, Chicago, 1895. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. Ninth Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 25volume set: HBs full leather(tan) w/blk,red,&gilt; rubbed w/some wear on edges&corners; trimmed in marble; bleed-thru tanning on pastedwns.&endpapers; some covers w/lt.stain; clean,tight pgs. Remarkable condition for this size and age of set. illustrated w/American revisions at end of each volume. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Encyclopedia. Bookseller Inventory # 022572

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PAOLINI, Giulio

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Item Description: Conceptual art, Print, 1972. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Print. 56x48 cm. Handwritten text in black pencil, below the printed text: "The Encyclopaedia Britannica (Fourtheentth edition; vol. 12)". Numbered in black pencil in the lower left corner: 29/00. Signed and dated in black pencil in the lower right corner. Giulio Paolini, about this work: "L'infinito, definito in forma di concetto, riprodotto e numerato all' infinito". Literature: Guido Paolini, Idem, Einaudi Letteratura 39 (Introduction by I. Calvino, "La squadratura"), 1975, n°/p. 64 and p. 110. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 6557

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Item Description: Practise of each, according to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; And full Explanations given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, whether relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c. Including Elucidations of the most important Topics relative to Religion, Morals,.Edinburgh, Printed for A Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 + John Brown, 1801. 4to. 18 volumes + 2 supplementary volumes and plate volume 2 (lacking the first plate volume) PLEASE ASK FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION AND IMAGES OF THIS SET. this was the first edition made up as we know it today. The earlier 1st and 2nd edition were merely collections of articles. HEAVY SET, ABE'S POSTAL ESTIMATE NOT CORRECT. Bookseller Inventory # ABF2500KI

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Published by Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica) 1910-1911, New York (1910)

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Item Description: Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica) 1910-1911, New York, 1910. 11th edition; 29 octavo volumes; illustrated; green cloth boards; gilt spine titles. Complete 29 volume set, with index, of the much desired "Handy Volume Issue," printed on lightweight India paper ("onion skin"). The Britannica 11th edition, highly regarded both for the quality of its scholarship and the distinguished authorship of its articles, included some of the best-known scholars and writers of the day: Charles Swinburne, Geo. Washington Cable, Edmund Gosse, Thomas Huxley, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bertrand Russell, among them. It was also the first edition to manifest a substantial American character. Its compiler, as well as 11% of its contributors, were American, and Volume I carries a dedication page to both King George V and President William Howard Taft. All volumes in Fine condition. Clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, bindings absolutely tight, sound, and square, no soiling, ownership markings, or page markings of any kind, titles brilliant. A handsome set of the most sought-after of Britannica editions. CLICK ON ICON AT LEFT TO SEE AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF THIS ITEM (NOT ALL VOLUMES SHOWN). Bookseller Inventory # 5753

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ISBN 10: 0415149568 ISBN 13: 9780415149563

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Item Description: 1997. Boxed Set. Book Condition: New. 1st. 138mm x 216mm x 404mm. Boxed Set. Originally sponsored by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland, this was in fact simply an Edinburgh trio of the editor William Smellie, the engraver Andrew Bell, and Colin Macfa.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 2459 pages. 7.738. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415149563

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Item Description: 1997. Boxed Set. Book Condition: New. 1st. 138mm x 216mm x 404mm. Boxed Set. Originally sponsored by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland, this was in fact simply an Edinburgh trio of the editor William Smellie, the engraver Andrew Bell, and Colin Macfarquahar the p.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 2459 pages. 7.738. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415149563

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Item Description: 1997. Boxed Set. Book Condition: New. 1st. 138mm x 216mm x 404mm. Boxed Set. Originally sponsored by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland, this was in fact simply an Edinburgh trio of the editor William Smellie, the engraver Andrew Bell, and Colin Macfarquahar the printer. Am.Shipping may be from our UK, US or Australian warehouse depending on stock availability. 2459 pages. 7.738. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415149563

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Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of Cambridge University

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Item Description: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Ed Thus. The first combined (32 volumes in 16) 11th edition of the greatest encyclopedia ever published. Bound in dark red boards and quarter red leather on the spine and board corners. Good condition, all volumes showing shelf and cover wear, light rubbing to leather portions of bindings, some volumes with corner bumping. Very heavy set, cost to ship out of the U.S. will be quite high. More than 16,000 articles witten by the foremost scholars of the day. Still considered by many to be the pinnacle of acheivement in thought and scholarship through the year 1911. Bookseller Inventory # 22016W

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A Society of Gentlemen in Scotland

Published by for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, Edinburgh (1771)

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Item Description: for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, Edinburgh, 1771. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Volume 1 OF THE ORIGINAL 1771 EDITION, NOT THE REPLICA DONE IN THE 1970'S. ORIG much-worn, brown, suede-like leather over boards, beginning to split at exterior hinges. Printed on very good paper, the text and plates are remarkably free of spotting or foxing. With the purchase of this book we will send a set of the 3 vol replica for your use as a guide to avoid wear to the original. Pictures, any other details available. Alternatively, if you have volume 2, we would discuss purchase or joint venture. Bookseller Inventory # WRG019

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Item Description: LTCYL, MEXICO Y ESPAÑA, 2014. Book Condition: NUEVO. First Edition. Escrito para la escuela media y los estudiantes de secundaria , el Enciclopedia Britannica Ilustrada universal cubre todos los campos del conocimiento, incluyendo las Artes , Geografía , Filosofía , Ciencia , Deportes y mucho más. Los usuarios disfrutarán de referencia rápida de 24.000 entradas con más de 2,5 millones de palabras. Más de 4.800 imágenes , gráficos y tablas más ilustrar a los estudiantes y aclarar la materia . La organización sencilla AZ y una descripción clara de los temas será de interés tanto para hablantes de español y estudiantes de español . Características: Fácil de usar formato: Un Z- formato permite a los usuarios encontrar rápidamente las entradas . 24.000 entradas : Artículos sobre Historia, Literatura , Política, Cultura Pop , Religión , Tecnología y mucho más. imágenes e ilustraciones en color : Miles de participación imágenes ayudan a traer los temas a la vida. NUEVO SELLADO Y EMPAQUETADO, HACEMOS ENVÍOS A MÉXICO Y EL RESTO DEL MUNDO POR FEDEX. PRECIO EN DOLARES. LIBRO IMPRESO. Bookseller Inventory # LTL3505

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Russell, John Scott.

Published by Edinburgh, Black, 1841. (1841)

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Item Description: Edinburgh, Black, 1841., 1841. (20,5 x 12,5 cm). XII, 331, XII S. Mit 247 Abbildungen, 15 gefalteten gestochenen Tafeln und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Blindgeprägter Original-Leinwandband, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Band basiert auf den beiden berühmten Artikeln "Steam" und "Steam-Engine" aus der Encyclopaedia Britannica. Sie wurden von John Robison, einem Freund und Mitstreiter von James Watt verfasst und von Watt selbst korrigiert bzw. ergänzt. "His articles are distinguished by that clearness of conception, closeness of reasoning, and gracefulness of style, which entitel him to be ranked among the soundest and most accomplished of those authors who have contributed to the advancement of mechanical science" (Vorwort). - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Einband gering berieben. Insgesamt sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. Bookseller Inventory # 85517-01

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Item Description: LTCYL, MEXICO Y ESPAÑA, 2014. Book Condition: NUEVO. First Edition. A captivating 13-volume reference set for children 6-11 years An exciting 13-volume reference set for elementary students builds the foundation for a life-long journey of learning. My First Britannica encourages reading and helps form early research skills, while capturing the imagination with fact, fiction, and fable. Lively photography, artwork, and information on the topics children love. Appropriate for elementary school students, this set is ideal for the classroom or library. Short articles are designed to be read by or to younger readers. Also appropriate for ESL students. Highlights: More then 800 color photographs and illustrations instantly engage children More then 525 superbly written articles that capture a child's imagination Special features provide fun facts and activities for better retention and enjoyment Reference guide and index, with a mini atlas and comprehensive glossary NUEVO SELLADO Y EMPAQUETADO, HACEMOS ENVÍOS A MÉXICO Y EL RESTO DEL MUNDO POR FEDEX. PRECIO EN DOLARES. LIBRO IMPRESO. Bookseller Inventory # LTL15122

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1911. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 11the Edition, Firm and clean throughout with little evidence of use. Some cat scrathes on back, volume 6. Litghtwear on most books, but still a glorious set. Full lon Leather on Flexible board. Original dark greet leather, bordered in gold recto and verso. Top edges gilt. The greatest encyclopaedia ever, usually written by renown exports, on India paper, (Onion-skin). (Vol. XXIX regular binding, no leather, poor to good) Extremely heavy and will require extra shipping. We will help upto to 100 kms. of Ottswa; even s. Ontario. Scans available on request. Size: 9 1/2 x 11". Bookseller Inventory # ENCY0001a

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Item Description: Encyclopaedia Britannica, London, UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. First Edition. Set of 26 volumes. Printed Pages: 11000. Bookseller Inventory # 019936

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Item Description: Encyclopaedia Britannica, London, UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. First Edition. Set of 26 volumes. Printed Pages: 11000. Bookseller Inventory # 019936

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1790., 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 105 pp; 12 plates (XIX-XXX). 4to. Recent 1/4-leather and boards. Very Good. First American Edition. A separate printing of the article "Anatomy" by Andrew Fyfe in the American edition of the (third edition of the) Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ten of the twelve plates are signed: R. Scot, Philada. This is probably the second illustrated American medical imprint, preceded only by the publication-in 1786-of Smellie's An Abridgment of the Practice of Midwifery (see Austin 1754). Austin 798. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 7595

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Item Description: LTCYL, MEXICO Y ESPAÑA, 2014. Book Condition: NUEVO. First Edition. Give the young learner in your life the wonderful gift of knowledge. The Britannica Discovery Library is a charming, lavishly illustrated, 12-volume set of "concepts and values" books specifically created for young learners ages 3 - 6. Children are introduced to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles. Key vocabulary words are highlighted throughout and defined at the back of each volume. The set is ideal for pre-readers and early readers as each volume contains activities to build thinking and comprehension skills and a glossary to build language skills. The Britannica Discovery Library has been chosen as a winner of the 2007 Teacher's Choice Award. The series goes beyond the obvious to encourage true learning and integration of knowledge. Titles Include: The Me Book Me and You Colors Shapes Sounds Words Numbers Time Animals The World Around Us People and Places Just for Fun NUEVO SELLADO Y EMPAQUETADO, HACEMOS ENVÍOS A MÉXICO Y EL RESTO DEL MUNDO POR FEDEX. PRECIO EN DOLARES. LIBRO IMPRESO. Bookseller Inventory # LTL2850

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Published by William Benton, Chicago (1952)

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Item Description: William Benton, Chicago, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: BOOKS NEAR FINE. 1st Edition. Complete 54 Volume Set in Near fine to Fine condition. This set appears to have hardly been used. No previous owner markings. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN AND ATTRACTIVE SET! Shipping for the set will be determined based on buyer's zip code and media rate. Volume are as follows: 1) The Great Conversation; 2) The Great Ideas I; 3) The Great Ideas II; 4) Homer; 5) Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; 6) Herodotus, Thucydides; 7) Plato; 8 & 9) Aristotle I & II; 10) Hippocrates, Galen; 11) Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius, Nicomachus; 12) Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius; 13) Virgil; 14) Plutarch; 15) Tacitus; 16) Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; 17) Plotinus; 18) Augustine; 19-20) Thomas Aquinas I/II;21) Dante; 22) Chaucer; 23) Machiavelli, Hobbes; 24) Rabelais; 25) Montaigne; 26 & 27) Shakespeare; 28) Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; 29) Cervantes; 30) Francis Bacon; 31) Descartes, Spinoza; 32) Milton; 33) Pascal; 34) Newton, Huygens; 35) Locke, Berkeley, Hume; 36) Swift, Sterne; 37) Fielding; 38) Montesquieu, Rousseau;39) Adam Smith;40 & 41) Gibbon I & II; 42) Kant; 43) American State Papers, The Federalist, JS Mill; 44) Boswell; 45) Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; 46) Hegel; 47) Goethe; 48) Melville; 49) Darwin; 50) Marx, Engels; 51) Tolstoy; 52) Dostoevsky; 53) William James; 54) Freud. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014621

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Various Authors

Published by Encyclopedie Britannica Ltd/William Benton, London (1963)

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Item Description: Encyclopedie Britannica Ltd/William Benton, London, 1963. Burgundy Cloth. Book Condition: VERY GOOD ( AVERAGE). No Jacket. Black & White & Colour Illustrations (illustrator). 1963 Edition. This 24 volume set vary in condition from Very Good (AVERAGE) because of some damp stains to Very Good + (ABOVE AVERAGE) with the exception of THE INDEX which can only described as Good (BELOW AVERAGE). The pages of the index are all fully readable, as are the excellent MAPS in the ATLAS portion of the index but the spine of this volume has been repaired with masking tape.POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES AND FULLY INSURED! (UK ONLY) .Please e-mail for further details NOT "Signed by the Author" Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Not Inscribed or Signed. HARDBACK. Bookseller Inventory # 000537

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Gleig, George

Published by 1st ed James Moore, Dublin (1801)

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Item Description: 1st ed James Moore, Dublin, 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Complete in 2 volumes. 4to., illustrated with 50 copperplates, all present. Full brown calf, 5 raised bands, red lettering pieces, possibly a Dublin binding. Heads and tails of backstrips and corners need professional restoration o/w VG set. Rare Dublin printed supplement. First edition. Scarce, only two separate sets located on WorldCat. The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company claims that this is a pirated printing of the 3rd ed. pub. in Edinburgh 1797. Bookseller Inventory # 11382

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Augustin F.B. Creuze:

Published by Adam and Charles Black, Simpkin etc,, Edinburgh: (1840)

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Item Description: Adam and Charles Black, Simpkin etc,, Edinburgh:, 1840. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First printing as a separate treatise. xvi, 90, printed in double column except for the Introduction, and followed by the 15 plates, five being double-page, and one of these folding. A little foxing to the plates, text clean. Original yellow endpapers, with professional repairs to hinges. Large quarto, in contemporary grained brown cloth ruled in blind: rebacked, with the original spine with faded gilt title relaid. A very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 18403040

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CREUZE, Augustin F.B.

Published by Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; and Dublin: John Cumming, 1840. (1840)

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Item Description: Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; and Dublin: John Cumming, 1840., 1840. Hardcover. 4to. pp. xvi, 90. with half-title. 15 engraved plates (5 double-page). numerous text diagrams. original cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (light to moderate foxing to plates & first few leaves). First Separate Edition. Bookseller Inventory # SEUeaCRE62

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Item Description: NP 1910-1922, New York, 1910. Hardcover. Book Condition: vg. 32 volumes bound in 15 & 3 Supplement volumes. Sm. 4to. Three-quarter brown cloth over maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Supplement volumes are in gold decorated leather and are encased in plastic. The First Edition of 'The Encyclopedia Britannica' was published in 3 volumes in Edinburgh between 1768 and 1771, however the famous Eleventh Edition is considered one of the most important publications of the 20th century. "Later editions reflect the tendency to court public favor by accepting the claims and beliefs of various religious sects. This edition did not consult with religious groups in preparing its articles. The arrangement of articles tended to make the Eleventh Edition a practical reference work for layman rather than an erudite work largely for scholars and educators. The index was a 'model of well-ordered compactness,' and was designed primarily to aid the general reader. It is perhaps the most useful of all books of reference, and represents the combination of learning, research, co-operation and organization in a higher degree than any other of the monumental works of literature and science." Illustrated with fold-out maps some of which are in color, b/w photographs, drawings, tables and plans. Rubbing, scuffing and staining to boards and spines. Corners bumped and worn. Rubbing to head and tail of spines. Some writing to front board of Vol.1-2. Creasing to some pages. Free front endpaper and half-title on Vol.1-2 torn on upper right edges. Small area on back board of Vol. 11-12 punctured. Heavy staining to front board of Vol. 5-6 and back board of Vol. 27-28. Vols. 30-32: "The Encyclopedia Brittanica; the New volumes constituting, in combination with the twenty-nine volumes of the eleventh edition, the twelfth edition of that work, and also supplying a new, distinctive, and independent library of reference dealing with events and developments of the period 1910 to 1921 inclusive. Title-page of same volume has 1/3 of page near bottom right corner missing. Bindings in good-, interior overall in very good condition. Spines on supplement volumes sunned. Head and tail of spines rubbed and slightly chipped. Supplement volumes in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 14900

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Published by R. S. Peale & Co., Chicago, Illinois USA (1890)

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From: The Library Store (Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: R. S. Peale & Co., Chicago, Illinois USA, 1890. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Poor-Good. 1st Thus (Reprint of 9th Ed.). POOR-GOOD/NO DJ issued. 24 volumes of A-Z encyclopaedia + one Index. Very Rare--the oldest of the Peale reprint. Text in all books is complete, all stable in bindings except for an occasional front page and one book has a small section in the back pulled loose (all pages accounted bor)/ Pages arebrowned but clean except for a few pencil marks in some books at the beginning or end. Pages are fragile, some with small tears or chips on edges, a little foxing in some, a little soilage in others. Some text blocks have warped areas. Page edges are marbled in green, blue, yellow and red--some are darkened on top edges. One volume has staining on the bottom of the pages. Green buckrum boards are in pretty good shape, with modest spotting and soilage and an occasional bumped corner. Most books have cracked inside hinges; some have one or more boards (sometimes with spine covers) detached--but all are intact. Some spine covers are starting to crack on the outside and/or have frayed tops and bottoms. A few books are warped. Original bindings appear to be repairable as is. Hundreds of very nice line drawings, some quite complex. This is a neat set and in surprisingly good condition for its age and having been stored (not in a basement--very little "old" smell) for a while. Contact bookseller regarding postage for 25 large books. Size: 7 1/4" x 10". Reference; Antiquarian. Bookseller Inventory # PI000234

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Published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Edinburgh (1797)

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From: 12 Peers Fine Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Item Description: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Edinburgh, 1797. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good +. Andrew Bell (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8.5' x 10.5". Later blue cloth with title label to the front board. Title page with an important article on naval tactics. The article and set of copper plate engravings are genuine 18th century originals and produced on fine quality laid paper.The article describes naval tactics during the Napoleonic Wars. The history of naval tactics, the system in use in1797 (10 chapters), a new system (de Grenier's Tactics and Clerk of Elgin's tactics). These articles are accompanied by seven full page copper plate engraved plates showing various manoeuvres and orders of battle. (Pages 270-296 from Vol. XIII). A nice tight and square copy with minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # 010425

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Item Description: Adam and Charles Black,, Edinburgh:, 1839. Profusely illustrated, with the 10 fold-out plates at rear. Volume professionally recased. Period pos to t.p. top margin. A VG+ copy. Original publisher's black cloth with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Yale yellow eps. Advert ["Black's British Atlas"] tipped in to ffep gutter. 12mo. 8-1/8" x 5". 1st edition (Goldsmith 31051). v, [3], 422, [2] pp. Partially unopened. Penultimate page - errata; last page an advert for other Lecount titles. Bookseller Inventory # 31169

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Published by Encyclopaedia Britannica London (1962)

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Item Description: Encyclopaedia Britannica London, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Gut. 1. Auflage. 26 gut erhaltene Lederbände mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Rücken und mit Goldschnitt. Bookseller Inventory # 10157

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