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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.

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Commentariorum urbanorum Raphaelis Volaterrani octo et triginta libri.
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Commentariorum urbanorum Raphaelis Volaterrani octo et triginta libri.

by MAFFEI, Raffaelo

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Lugduni: Sebastianum Gryphium, 1552. Limp Vellum. See Description. Folio. pp. [36], Cols. 1-1218, pp. [3]. With printer's device on title page. The colophon (verso of final leaf) reads "Sebastianus Gryphius excudebat Lugduni, anno M.D.LII." and contains a large woodcut griffin device. Dual column text with fine decorative initials. Several diagrams are included with the text illustrating… Bound in full period vellum (rubbed). Title and shelf number are written on the spine in an early hand. An old ownership or institutional stamp is present on the title page, the second leaf, leaf T5, and also on the colophon page. Interior pages contain mild to moderate age-toning and periodic scattered foxing and spotting. Some pages are more uniformly toned. Raffaelo Maffei (1451-1522) was an Italian humanist, historian and theologian. His "Commentariorum urbanorum" (first published in 1506) is an encyclopedia of all subjects known at the time. The work is particularly notable for the importance given to… Read More
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Cyclopaedia: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Containing an Explication of the...

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

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Used - Very Good
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Second Edition, Revised
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Pasadena, California
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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 endpapers. Original calf, 6 bands, red morocco spine labels, A-K and L-Z in black. Front free endpaper of Volume I detached, and Frontispiece and title page of Volume I detached together, otherwise contents near fine, no names or marks or bookplates or signs of removal of such. Covers quite worn, joints cracked but holding well.
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Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Fact Index, 15 Vols. A - Z

Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Fact Index, 15 Vols. A - Z

by F. E. Compton & Company

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  • good
  • Hardcover
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Used - Good
Edition
1947 Edition
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Hardcover
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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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.
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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland -- A Topographical Dictionary of  the British...

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland -- A Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands

by N Hamilton (ed)

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Used
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Hardcover
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DUNEDIN, New Zealand
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1868 Virtue Ldn h/b 12 vols Imperial 8vo gilted & blind-stamped cloth Maps good, & most of the content is remarkably clean & tight with only minor foxing here and there, an occasional loosening page, some light buckling from prior damp or 'too-tight' storage (without staining etc). But the set is externally very rough -- covers bruised, battered & stained, hinges broken or weak, some edges rubbed through, moth-eatenscarring, some backstrip missing on one or two books etc etc etc etc -- yet despite all faults appears to be a complete & substantially intact copy of a significant & RARE GENEALOGICAL TREASURE TROVE for England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales mid-1800's, just prior to the major colonial emigrations. The set comprises 3 official volumes (distributed over 12 actual volumes) Full SET 12 Gazetteer Britain & Ireland 1868
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Encyclopædia, or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature : constructed on...
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Vol I: 799p, 31 pl. [i]; Vol. II: 799p, 60 pl. Pp 594-600 tear into text without loss; Vol III: 806p, 20pl.; Vol IV. 793p, 26 pl.; Vol V: 807p, 24 pl.; Vol VI: 794p, 22 pl.; Vol VII: 797p, 38 pl. Neatsfoot oil stained pages,; Vol VIII: 800p, 18 pl.; Vol IX: 800p, 31 pl. lacking plate 260; Vol X: 788p, 22 pl.; Vol XI:814p, 19 pl. Several neatsfoot oil stained pages, plate 299 bound in Vol XII on page 78; Vol XII: 799p, 35 pl.; Vol XIII: 799p, 32 pl.Deep neatsfoot oil stains to fore edge, ; Vol XIV: 797p, 16 pl.Initial and last pages with neatsfoot oil stains ; Vol XV: 799p, 41 pl. Several pages detached but present; plates 433-434 bound in Vol XVI; Vol XVI: 799p, 12 pl.; Vol XVII: 827p, 37 pl.Several pages detached but present,; Vol XVIII: 945p, 59 pl. 486 placed at end. Despite internal oddities, a handsome set in the original sturdy calf. Sabin 22555
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Diderot and the Encyclopaedists, in Two Volumes

Diderot and the Encyclopaedists, in Two Volumes

by Morley, John Viscount

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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Used - Near Fine
Edition
Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Bloomington, Indiana
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London: Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1921. Finely bound in half blue morocco over blue buckram boards, the spine lettering and emblems stamped in gilt, gilt rules, top edges gilt, marbled end pages, the binding signed by Dickers & Son. London. One of 750 copies printed in the Edition Deluxe. Near Fine, the spines sunned to an even gray. . Limited Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.
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Golden Book Encyclopedia
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Golden Book Encyclopedia

by Bertha Morris Parker

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
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Used - Fine
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Hardcover
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Webster, Massachusetts
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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 children's illustrated encyclopedia set was placed in a young girl's bookcase in 1959 where it sat until July of 2020. There are no bookplates or other condition issues on the set's 1,536 pages. There is evidence of fading on all shelf-side book ends (as shown in last photo) where the books were exposed to light for 60+ years. Three of the volume spines had yellow printing and were most affected. With that exception, each of the 16 volumes is in Fine condition with little or no evidence of wear.
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Encyclopedia of the Modern Elongated
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Encyclopedia of the Modern Elongated: A Complete and Authentic Description of All Modern Elongateds, 1960-1978

by Rosato, Angelo A.

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
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Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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Madison, Indiana
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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 dust jacket showing price of $129.95. Profusely illustrated with photos and drawings by the author. Dust jacket now in archival protective sleeve.Learn a bit about this book on YouTube. "Geraldine Rosato - Encyclopedia of the Modern Elongated by Angelo A. Rosato" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ipbb6gn6sI&ab_channel=ZachEdick
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A History of world civilizations
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A History of world civilizations

by Tannenbaum, Edward R. [Editor]

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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Wiley, 1973-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 10x7x1. There is some shelf wear. There is some light tanning/foxing to the outer edges of the pages due to age.
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The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure Containing News, Letters, Debates, Poetry,...
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London: William Bent, 1786. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. Octavo. 384 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in quarter tan calf, with marbled paper covered boards. The binding is rubbed, and the boards show some normal scuffs. Raised bands on the spine. Prior owner's signature "T. Smith / 1788" on the front flyleaf in a fine hand. There is some foxing to the text. Some offsetting to the paper on the pages opposite the engravings. This volume is has 14 of 15 plates, LACKING the plate of Hatfield House opposite Pg. 137. This plate also lacks the leaf for pages 138-139, so two pages of text are missing. This volume runs from January to June, 1786 and contains the supplement and the Index at the rear.
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The Popular Encyclopedia
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The Popular Encyclopedia: Set of 14

by Charles Amadale

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Hardcover
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Clifton Springs, Victoria
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A general dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, Biography and History. New Issue Revised contains the 1891 Census Returns of Britain and the 1890 Returns for the United States.
Front covers marked and bumped. Internal pages are slightly discoloured with age, but content is clean and tightly bound.
Note: This volume is heavy approx 15kg. Arrangements can be negotiated for the most cost effective method of delivery.
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Recueil De Planches, du dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers… tome 10
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Recueil De Planches, du dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers… tome 10

by DIDEROT, Denis

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1792 Diderot Encyclopedia 88 Plates HOROLOGY Clock Making WATCHES Horse Riding
Through the mid-18th-century, large collections of knowledge were relegated to specific areas of study like law, medicine, or religion. However, Denis Diderot's 'Encyclopedie'
changed the public's knowledge base as well as setting a standard for future generations of acquiring knowledge on many different subjects. This was the first encyclopedia to include contributions from many different named writers. It also was the first encyclopedia to describe work-related topics like agriculture, engineering, cooking, and trade.
One of the aspects that made this work so desirable was the incredible, detailed full-page engravings. In fact, the illustrations themselves were so sought-after that they were of published on their own apart from the encyclopedia.
This volume of 'De Planches', or the plates from Diderot's encyclopedia include some of the following engravings:
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Horology
o Mechanics of watch and clock making,… Read More
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The Annual Cyclopaedia & Register of Important Events of the Year 1899, 1900 First Edition
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The Annual Cyclopaedia & Register of Important Events of the Year 1899, 1900 First Edition

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Used - Near Fine
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First
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Hardcover
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The Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1899, Embracing political, Military and Ecclesiastical affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry. 1900 First Edition. New York: D Appleton and Company, 1900. Condition: NOT a library book. Near fine condition as shown. Clean interior, marbled page edges still bright, Clean interior. One heavy fold at top right of page 11. Please review photos and ask for more if necessary to make your best buying decision! Please Note: This item will be shipped to your address of record AND will require a verified signature upon receipt. Thank you for tracking your purchase and being available to sign for it upon delivery. We appreciate your business and hope to do business with you again! **Attention International Buyers** For all standard international book orders, we will be using Asendia consolidated shipping through Biblio.com. If you should choose expedited… Read More
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11Th Edition, Handy Volume Issue, 29 Volumes
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11Th Edition, Handy Volume Issue, 29 Volumes

by Various

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Used - Good
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Hardcover
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Edmonton, Alberta
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New York, New York, Usa: Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910. Hardcover. Good. In Good Used Condition, With Wear And Tear, In Need of Restoration. For More Information On Condition. Please See All Photos. Complete Set 29 Volumes 1910 The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11Th Edition, Handy Volume Issue.
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition: 29 Volume Complete Set, Plus 3 New Volumes

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
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Used - Very Good
Edition
Eleventh
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Hardcover
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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910-1911. Eleventh. Hardcover. Very Good. 32 total volumes. Volumes 1-29 of the Eleventh Edition (complete set) plus volumes 30-32 which were printed in 1921-1922 as New Volumes to be appended to the Eleventh Edition. Overall condition Very Good. Handy Volume Issue. Red cloth covers may have minimal stainging or rubbing. Interiors have some foxing but are otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spines, not front covers. Pages are very thin and may be wrinkled in places. Each volume 8.5"x6.5" Feel free to email us with inquires or for more pictures! Extra shipping may apply to multivolume sets. Encyclopedia Box
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