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Lieber, Francis
ENCYCLOPAEDIA AMERICANA 1842 14 vols
Lean and Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1842. ENCYCLOPAEDIA AMERICANA. A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography. A New Edition Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography. Edited by Francis Lieber and others. 13 volumes in matching dark green cloth with gold spine lettering plus the scarce Supplementary Volume XIV that was edited by Henry Vethake, publisher: Lea and Blanchard, 1848. 13 volumes with matching dark green bindings (vol 14 in orange binding) but mixed date set as follows: 1. 1835. Publisher: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. Volume 12. 2. 1840. Publisher: Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Co., Philadelphia. Volumes 3,5,6,7,8 & 13 3. 1842. Publisher: Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. Volumes 1,2,4,9,10,11 4. 1848. Supplementary volume 14. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. (scarce) Condition: Green bindings in near fine to fine condition. Supplementary volume in very good condition, spine label heavily chipped. Contents of volumes clean but with foxing throughout, more so to the endpapers. Each volume with separate index and approximately 600 pages in length. 6 x 9 ½ inches. (Supplemental volume 6 x 9 ¾ inches). Inventory #20-126. Price: $750. History: Francis Lieber (1800-1872), an educator & political activist, was born and educated in Germany, emigrating to Boston in 1827. Not long after his arrival in the U.S., Lieber approached the firm of Carey Lea & Carey (Philadelphia) proposing a number of possible literary projects. Henry Carey agreed to sponsor an encyclopedia. It was a massive undertaking. Li … [Click Below for Full Description]
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