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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge.  16 Volumes Plus Index by Edited By George Ripley and Charles A. Dana - First Edition - 1873 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. 16 Volumes Plus Index

by Edited By George Ripley and Charles A. Dana

Condition: Very Good/No


New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1873. First edition, published 1873-76, with index published in 1878. Complete in sixteen volumes plus index. Very attractive set in three quarter saddle tan calf leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, gilt decorated compartments, all edges marbled, matching marbled endpapers, each volume ten inches tall and an average of just more than two inches thick. Very well-kept set with tight bindings, gilt bright and clear, light scuffing and edgewear, very minor chips to the very tops of a few spine heads, some light age-crackling to spine surfaces of a few volumes (fully stabilized), dark spot to the lower leather portion of the rear cover of volume IV with a bit visible along the edge of the spine, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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  • Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 029050
  • Title: The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. 16 Volumes Plus Index
  • Author: Edited By George Ripley and Charles A. Dana
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: D. Appleton & Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1873
  • Keywords: FINE BINDINGS AMERICAN REFERENCE SET LEATHER LEATHERBOUND
  • Bookseller catalogs: General Reference, Language; Fine Bindings, Distinctive Press, Early Printing;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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