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.