Very Good. Item #6623
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1872. Revised Edition. Ten large octavo volumes. Frontispiece, maps, plates, and numerous small illustrations throughout each volume, including "Annual Revolution of the Earth Round the Sun" to volume three. Three-quarter contemporary sheep over marbled boards; gilt lettering to spine; five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges.
Moderate wear to boards with some flaking and scuffing. Tight in bindings. Bookplate of "Rev. Geo. Wolff" to front pastedown of each volume, presumably belonging to George Dering Wolff of Easton, PA, though we have been unable to confirm this. Some staining to preliminaries, but otherwise pages are unmarked.
The Chambers's Encyclopaedia was lauded in its day, in particular for its articles concerning Jewish folklore and practical science.