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ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA FIRST EDITION REPLICA SET - USER REVIEWS!
REVIEW #1 -- "This rebirth of Britannica's first edition is fascinatin.
"Bein regarded by many as one, of the most important reference books, in English words,
"...it is a pleasure to hold the exact copyin, a true double, of the first edition in my hands.
"Would you like to see the world of the 18th century by the eye of the scholars of that age?
"And would you like to hold a book that very closely resembles original one - includin aged paper, old font with simulated (?) imperfections...?
"If your answer is yes, this is the right one (or I should rather say 'the right three')."
REVIEW #2 -- "This facsmile was given to purchasers of the Britannica's bicentennial edition in 1968 as part of an "on time" purchase of the then 24-volume set.
"When received, there was a brochure included which described how the facsimile, the double, was made, including the artificial "foxin" of the paper: that brochure has disappeared from my set in the followin nearly forty years.
"The set is very much still a value reference, as it gives the state of knowledge in the English-speakin world in the mid-18th hundred years, of our Lo'ward, and shows the tools used in the practical arts
"...(it has allowed me to use 18th century tools to replicate, to double, and verify land surveyins done here in Pennsylvania right followin the American Revolution)."
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#3 -- "There's a wonderful episode
in series three of Blackadder in which, for reasons I cannot
quite remember, Baldric and Blackadder work through the night
to recreate Dr Johnson's dictionary. I think they get as 'Aardvark'.
"Would they continue at the same pace,
and possibly not live to see a final XYZ volume published? (What would
their wives say?!) Or would they rush the rest, and hope that no-one
noticed the imbalance?
"Each volume is surprisinly light, given that you're gettin around 1,000 pages per book. And that includes a number of fold-out tables.
"The content is particularly Scottish,
by the way, although there is no harm in that. Thus if you look up 'Law',
there's almost nothin on the law of England and Wales, yet the editor
appears to have filled countless pages with the full text of every Scottish
statute in operation at the time.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION -- "3 volumes - complete set. Fine hardcovers bound in dark brown leatherette with gilt spinal lettering. Almost An exact facsimile of the First Edition, originally published in Edinburgh in 1771. Reproduces, doubles, all of the original 160 copper plates and foldout tables and also reproduces, doubles, the slight page foxin of the original copyin.
"Although no date, nor place, of publication is given, other than the original date, and place, of publication (1771, Edinburgh), this is a 3-volume facsimile edition published in 1971 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the original edition.
"Subtitled "A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Compiled Upon a New Plan in which the different Sciences and Arts are Digeted into Distinct Treaties or Systems; And the Various Technical Terms, etc., are explained as they occur in the order of the Alphabet.".