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The Royal Dictionary-cyclopaedia for Universal Reference

Being a Complete Literary, Classical, Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific and Technological Standard.

By Thomas Wright

[1862-67] - London - The London Printing and Publishing Company

10" by 7"; xii, 920pp; 843pp; 1104pp; 986pp; 962pp

 

 

 
 


 

DETAILS

Five extensive volumes of this encyclopaedia of knowledge.

With an illustrated frontispiece to volumes I and III. With twenty additional plates to volume I, seven to volume II, nine to volume III, eleven to volume IV and eight to volume V.

Collated, would appear all the text is present. However, there are no folding maps to these volumes as listed in the other editions online. The majority of the plates are portraits of notable figures with a few being diagrams of architectural sctuctures and plants. Engraved title page to volume I, though no normal title page. Volume III is also lacking its title page.

The information in this dictionary/encyclopaedia is vast, from the names of towns,biographies on notable political figures and writers, to definitions of words. Some of the portrait plates include Elizabeth Fry, William Shakespeare, George III, and George IV. Volume I lists entries A-C, Volume II D-G, Volume III H-M, Volume IV N-Q and Volume V R-Z.

CONDITION

In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, sound with rubbing to the boards. Slight rubbing to the spine heads and tails to volumes I, II, III and IV. Internally, volumes I, III, IV and V are firmly bound. Pages 343-345 to volume II are weak and almost disbound, otherwise volume II is generally firmly bound though strained in places. Spotting throughout with some instances of foxing to plates. Overall: GOOD.


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