Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Item #50258 The Encyclopaedia Britannica. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Thirteenth Edition [CAMBRIDGE ISSUE]; Being Volumes One to Twenty-eight of the Latest Standard Edition with the Three new volumes covering Recent Years and the Index Volume. Hugh Chisholm.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Thirteenth Edition [CAMBRIDGE ISSUE]; Being Volumes One to Twenty-eight of the Latest Standard Edition with the Three new volumes covering Recent Years and the Index Volume

The Encyclopaedia Britannica. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Thirteenth Edition [CAMBRIDGE ISSUE]; Being Volumes One to Twenty-eight of the Latest Standard Edition with the Three new volumes covering Recent Years and the Index Volume

London / New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Co., Ltd., 1926. 32 volumes, large quarto, printed on light-weight stock. Publisher's trade cloth in forest green with lighter green decorations at covers; spine lettered in gilt. Complete with the original four-page folding pamphlet "A Message to You from the Reading Editor". Mildest rubbing and occasional faint touches of soiling at the covers, else a fine set. Thirteenth edition (Cambridge Issue), comprising the 28 volumes of the Eleventh Edition, with a three-volume supplement prepared by J. L. Garvin, covering the years 1910 to 1926, along with an index volume. "The Eleventh Edition, written by some 1,500 eminent specialists drawn from nearly every country of the civilised world, under the editorship of Mr. Hugh Chisholm, was published in 1910-1 by the University of Cambridge in 28 volumes of text containing 30,000 pages and 450 full-page plates, and a separate index volume of 950 pages. In one very important respect the eleventh Edition differed from its predecessors and, indeed, from all previous encyclopaedias. Instead of appearing volume by volume spread over a donsiderable number of years -- in the case of the Ninth Edition, more than fourteen years -- it was prepared as a whole and published in its entirety at one time" (p.viii, prefatory note). The 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. Item #50258

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