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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. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Sociét...

From Skarstedt Rare Books

€75,000.00


DIDEROT'S ENCYCLOPÉDIE, OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES MÉTIERS, PAR UNE SOCIÉTÉ DE GENS DE LETTRES 1751-80 by DIDEROT D'ALEMBERT

FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE. Perfect condition! (Price on request)DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. I-XVII + Sup...

From Jean Skarstedt Paris Stockholm

€60,000.00


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

$10,850.00


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

$5,500.00


Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, 131 Volumes by Lardner, The Rev. Dionysius, ed

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

€4,250.00


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

$4,500.00


EVREISKAIA ENTSIKLOPEDIA (RUSSIAN JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA) 16 VOLUMES (COMPLETE) by JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA - RUSSIAN

St. Petersburg: Brockhaus- Efron, 1906. 1908-1913. Edited by Yehuda Katzenelson and Baron D.G. Günzburg. Head and tails with expert repairs. Some yellowing and occasional foxing. A very good set fof the first edition of this important Russian Jewish Enc...

From M.Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899

$1,700.00


The sports of the world by AFLALO, Frederick G

1903 Sports of the World Golf Maori Sports Tiger HUNTING Military Cricket India Frederick George Aflalo founded the British Sea Anglers' Society and travelled around the world becoming a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He also edited and author...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


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

$400.00


Diderot and the Encyclopaedists, in Two Volumes by Morley, John Viscount

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 75...

From Dale Steffey Books

$400.00


Encyclopedia Judaica Complete (16 volume Set Plus 2 Supplementary Volumes) by Cecil Roth

Very Good. Appears never used; 1974 ed.; Includes 1973 & 1974 Year Books...

From BooksAndMisc

$375.00


Meyers Lexikon by Edited

Leipzig: Leipzig Bibliographisches Institut -1933, 1924. 7th. edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hugo Steiner. A near fine hard cover 12 volume. 7th ed. Slight wear, with the usual natural agingCompletely reworked edition 12 volumes with about 5000 text ima...

From BOOKSTALLblog

€300.00


British Sports and Sportsmen: Golf, Athletics, Tennis. Hockey and Other Ball Games. Winter Sports by British Sports and Sportsmen

London: Sports & Sportsmen Ltd. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio. [n.d., ca. 1935]. Limited edition, 910/1000. Full red morocco. Gilt titling and decorated compartments to spine, gilt panels to boards. Inner edge dentelle. A.E.G. Marbled en...

From Minotavros Books

CA$400.00


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland -- A Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands by N Hamilton (ed)

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' stor...

From NZ Story

NZ$450.00


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