Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information (Eleventh Edition) & The New Volumes constituting, in Combination with the Twenty-Nine Volumes of the Eleventh Edition, The Twelfth Edition

New York: NP, 1910-1922. Hardcover. 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. vg. Item #14900

Price: $500.00

See all items in Social Sciences
See all items by