Encyclopaedia Britannica, or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled upon a New Plan, in which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Distinct Treatises or Systems; and the Various Technical Terms, etc., are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet (Three Volumes). A Society of Gentleman in Scotland.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled upon a New Plan, in which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Distinct Treatises or Systems; and the Various Technical Terms, etc., are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet (Three Volumes)
Encyclopaedia Britannica, or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled upon a New Plan, in which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Distinct Treatises or Systems; and the Various Technical Terms, etc., are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet (Three Volumes)
Encyclopaedia Britannica, or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled upon a New Plan, in which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Distinct Treatises or Systems; and the Various Technical Terms, etc., are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet (Three Volumes)

Encyclopaedia Britannica, or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled upon a New Plan, in which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into Distinct Treatises or Systems; and the Various Technical Terms, etc., are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet (Three Volumes)

Very Good. Item #7270

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. The set reproduces all of the original 160 copperplate engravings by Andrew Bell.

Brown imitation leather with raised bands on spines and gilt stamping, including title against a red-brown panel, and volume number against a black panel. Facsimile is printed on "antiquarian" off-white paper with faux foxing. (Fauxing.) Excellent photographic reproduction of original text and fold-out tables.

Some shelfwear with a few tiny nicks to the faux leather on the front panel of Vol II, and a hairline surface crack to left vertical spine edge of Vol IIII. Slight darkening to spines. Some nudging to spine crowns. All tables and fold-outs intact.

At once dazzling in its historical ambition and endearing in its quaintness for 21st century perusers.

Price: $70.00