Acceptable. 1958 Hardcover 2nd printing illus. 338 p. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very good. No dust jacket. very minor edgewear, NOT ex lib, d/j missing personally inspected by seller. 339p., ill., 25 cm. plus 20 pgs of b&w illustrations and photo portraits. Inc. bibliography and extensive index From the author's prefatory notes: "This book in which I have sought primarily to fill the assignment of chronicler, is not intended to be the definitive history of the Encyclopedia Britannica but is essentially an informal narrative designed to tell the general reader of the origins, development, trials, and triumphs of the great reference work." With the 21st century electronic data sources encyclopedias are virtually non existant, but they were the ultimate source of facts in previous centuries. Britannica was the so called gold standard in the minds of many.
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