THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA. Supplements to the 11th edition (to make the 12th and 13th editions)
London and New York: The Brittanica Company, 1922 and 1926. Six volumes, quarto, India paper. The Cambridge Edition. The three 1922 volumes are in flexible green cloth, and the three 1926 volumes are in dark blue flexible polished calf. Some creasing to first few and terminal leaves in four of the volumes; the leather volumes have modest wear to outer corners and a small chip to head of the spine of the first volume; nice, clean and unworn condition otherwise. The 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1910) was the best English language general encyclopedia ever published. While some of the information, especially in the sciences, is of course outdated, much of the historical and biographical articles were superb, written by top scholars of the day. The 12th edition was formed by the addition of three supplementary volumes, as was the 13th. After then, the EB was sold to the University of Chicago, Many of the articles were thereafter written by grad students and such and the quality of the text declined. Note: 11 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.