Very Good. Item #5491
Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1979 facsimile of three-volume First Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica as published in Edinburgh in 1768-1771. Octavo; Vol. I 698pp; Vol. II 1011pp; Vol III 954pp. Brown imitation leather with raised bands on spines and gilt stamping, including title against a red panel. Facsimile is printed on "antiquarian" off-white paper with faux foxing. (Fauxing.) Excellent photographic reproduction of original text and fold-out tables.
Pristine set, at once dazzling in its historical ambition and endearing in its quaintness for 21st century perusers.