We have some exciting new arrivals to the store. A complete 35 Volume edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the complete Britannica Collection of the Great Books of the Western World! We are always on the look out for complete sets of the Britannica. They are hard to come by. This is a real treat for both us and our customers. Please call or stop in to inquire. Both are for sale in store at internet busting bargains. Save on shipping
Here is a little information for you about the Encyclopaedia Britannica and it’s World Books collection.
‘Britannica is the oldest English-language general encyclopaedia. The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first published in 1768, when it began to appear in Edinburgh, Scotland.’ Initially only 3 volumes long it has since undergone many revisions and many millions of dollars in editing fees to become the complete work you will find in our store on the corner of Colfax and Grant Street, Denver Co!
‘This 15th and last edition has a three-part structure: a 12-volume Micropædia of short articles (generally fewer than 750 words), a 19-volume Macropædia of long articles (two to 310 pages) and a single Propædia volume to give a hierarchical outline of knowledge. The Micropædia is meant for quick fact-checking and as a guide to the Macropædia; readers are advised to study the Propædia outline to understand a subject’s context and to find more detailed articles.’
The Great Books of the Western World collection was first created in 1952. ‘The original editors had three criteria for including a book in the series: the book must be relevant to contemporary matters, and not only important in its historical context; it must be rewarding to re-read; and it must be a part of “the great conversation about the great ideas”, relevant to at least 25 of the 102 great ideas identified by the editors.’
– citing the Britannica.com website and Wikipedia.