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In addition to rare dictionaries, the Biblio Rare Book Room also features several rare and antique encyclopedias. Some of the rare encyclopedias are antiques, and some are more modern encyclopedias of art and culture. Additionally, some of the rare encyclopedias may also be decorated with illustrations and ornate bindings. Not all of the rare and antique encyclopedias in the Biblio Rare Book Room are in English, so be sure to check the listing carefully for further details.

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres.


From Skarstedt Rare Books


The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th (eleventh) Edition by Chisholm, Hugh, ed., for Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, eleventh edition, 1910. Full Flexible Leather with Vertical Case. Very Good +. Large 4to, complete with 29 volumes, 8.75 x 11.75, about 1000 pages each. The ultimate encyclopedic reference for the historian (or an…

From Digital Editions


Golden Book Encyclopedia by Bertha Morris Parker

1959 Edition of the 16 Volume Children's Golden Book Encyclopedia Set. Each volume is bound in the publisher's illustrated boards in excellent condition. All bindings are tight with little if any signs of wear, cocking or leaning of the boards. This chil…

From Beauport Books


Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Fact Index, 15 Vols. A - Z by F. E. Compton & Company

1947. F.E.Compton and Company. Black boards with green lettering on spine. Light edgewear and scuffing to boards and on some volumes title lettering has faded. Spines are sturdy. Text is clean and unmarked.…

From BookandPen


The Encyclopedia Britannica by Encyclopedia Britannica

1910 Eleventh Edition (1st Printing) Encyclopedia Brittanica, Original, Locked Case (Have Keys), 29 Volume Set. India Gold Leaf. Leather Bound. Good Condition with Minimal Wear. Beautiful Piece! Buyer to Pay Shipping or Arrange for Pick-Up.…

From Shawna Bligh


Draper's Self Culture, 10 vols. by Andrew Sloan Draper

Twentieth Century Self Culture Association 1907. Ten volumes. Texts throughout are clean and unmarked. Boards are sturdy showing moderate shelf and edge wear. Deckle edges are soiled. Bindings are in good condition except volumes I and III where hi…

From BookandPen


Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, 131 Volumes

London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor 1830-1841, 1830. Hardcover. Good. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor, 1830-1841. First edition. Good. Comprising: Sir Walter Scott, History of Scotland …

From Charles Vivian Art & Antiques


Encyclopedia of the Modern Elongated

New Milford, CT: Angros Publishers, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick quarto. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Fine / Fine. 1732 pp. Turquoise leatherette on board with gold lettering on front board and spine. Signatured, stitched, and glued. Original unclipped d…

From Village Lights Bookstore


The American Peoples: Encyclopedia Yearbook (1971-79) by Grolier Inc

The American Peoples: Yearbook EncyclopediaNine Books Total -One book for each year (1971-1979)Green binding with gold lettering. Condition varies from fair+ to good. Price negotiable.Not available for individual sale.…

From Arkos Books


Neuer Orbis Pictus fur die Jugend by Comenius, John Amos

GAILER, J.E., ed. Neuer orbis pictus für die Jugend, oder, Schauplatz der Natur, der Kunst und des Menschenlebens ... nach der früheren Anlage des Comenius. Reutlingen: Johann Conrad Mäcken jun., 1835. [i]-x, 706, [4], 8 ad pp. With 321 lithographed il…

From Phantom Tollbooth


The Encyclopedia Americana: 1939

Americana Corporation, New York, 1939, Very Good Hardcovers / no dustjackets. 30 volumes, 7" x 10", dark red boards, some bumped corners and light edgewear, otherwise clean and tight books. Will quote on shipping.…

From Don Wood Bookseller


Meyers Lexikon by Edited

Leipzig: Leipzig Bibliographisches Institut -1933, 1924. 7th. edition. Hugo Steiner. A good+ hard cover 12 volume. 7th ed. Slight wear, with the usual natural agingCompletely reworked edition 12 volumes with about 5000 text images and over 1000 plates, …



Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Containing an Explication of the Terms, and an Account of, the Things Signified Thereby, in the Several Arts, Both Liberal and Mechanical... The Second Edition, Corrected and Amended... by Chambers, Ephraim

London: D. Midwinter, J. Senex. R. Gosling, W. Innys and R Manby, R. Robinson, C Rivington Etc, 1738. Second Edition, Revised . Full Calf. Very Good. 14 3/4" Tall. 21 Plates, 8 Folding. Two volumes, complete with preliminary and final free endpaper…

From Arroyo Seco Books


Encyclopædia Americana; a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time; including a copious collection of original articles in American biography; on the basis of the seventh edition of the German conversations-lexicon.

1835 Encyclopedia Americana 13v SET American Art Science Politics Philadelphia The 'Encyclopedia Americana' is one of the largest and most thorough dictionary/encyclopedias in the English language. Originally published in the 1820s, this work went through…

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