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This major new discovery of a fine and exceedingly rare complete encyclopedia from pre-Victorian England contains more than 7,000 pages of information and commentary on people, places, theories, and things as seen through the eyes of Jane Austen's contemporaries. Offering a fascinating window onto the state of learning in England between the Napoleonic Wars and the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, it includes early responses to Byron, Canning, Davy, and Herschel among others.
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Book Description Thoemmes Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Brand New : The eight-volume "Oxford Encyclopaedia; or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature" (1833) contains more than 7000 pages of information and comment on people, places, theories and things as seen through the eyes of Jane Austen's contemporaries. Seller Inventory # a24636