Replica First Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (3 Volumes + Supplement)
26cm x 21cm. 697, 1009, 953, 8 pages, 3 volumes plus supplement. Bonded leather, gilt lettering, full gilt edges, saddle-stapled supplement.
The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was issued serially in sections from 1768 to 1771. The first bound volume of these sections was completed in 1769, the second in 1770, and the third-and last-in 1771. Subtitled “A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences,” the set contained 2,459 pages and 160 copperplate engravings by Andrew Bell. This high quality facsimile edition was produced by Britannica in 1979
Minor toning to endpaper edges. Minor foxing throughout. Very Good Condition.