January 15, 2020 01:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1773 edition

A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland, London: Printed for John Donaldson, 1773, three volumes, illustrated with one hundred and sixty copperplates, some of which fold-out and some have been hand-colored, an early edition of the famous Encyclopaedia Britannica, the first edition being 1768, bound in full leather, five raised bands, morocco spine labels, elaborately gilt decorated spines, inner gilt dentelles

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Senator William Benton, Sold by the Helen Boley Trust


wear at the extremities, some boards starting, tops and bottoms of spines are worn otherwise good, some plate numbers out of sequence order and possibly missing some illustrations

Estimate: $400 - $600
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