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The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Distinguished Artists
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, and Murray, Fairman and Co., et al. Hardcover. ca. 1818-1820. First American Edition, Revised, Corrected, Enlarged, and Adapted to This Country, by several literary and scientific characters. In forty-one volumes, and complete with an additional six volumes of plates and maps. Large quartos, bound uniformly in three-quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, with contrasting marbled paper endsheets. Title and volume leather spine labels stamped in gilt. The first volume with an engraved frontispiece of the author. All volumes exhibiting some degree of modest foxing; the paper, especially in the plates, is of varying grades and shades and shows some tanning and darkening. Overall the set is in Very Good condition; sound, and complete, and scarce thus. // The American edition includes material added to the original 39 million words and more than 500 articles. It was written by more than one hundred contributors, each specialists in their fields. Numerous printers, engravers, and illustrators created the engraved plates. Rees's Cyclopaedia is particularly important for the information about the science and technology of the period. Image or additional images available upon request
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