The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition, The Three New Supplementary Volumes of the Thirteenth Edition. (33 volumes bound as 18)

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition, The Three New Supplementary Volumes of the Thirteenth Edition. (33 volumes bound as 18)

Hugh Chisholm; J L Garvin

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, 1926


[An immense set, complete, in 30 volumes, bound as 15.  Additionally includes three volume supplemental volumes, for a total of 18 volumes.  The initial encyclopedia volumes are bound in publisher's 3/4 leather over deep burgundy boards.  Gold spine lettering. The supplemental volumes are bound in green cloth.  Vols. 9-10 have a tear with a chip missing at the head of the spine.  The rest of the volumes are in very condition, with minor shelf wear.  Hardcover.  Clean, unmarked pages. A selection of notable contributors to the 13th edition is provided in the table.  

The list of contributors to the 13th edition are a who's who of the most significant minds of the early 20th century; including: Francis William Aston -Atomic Energy; Isotopes; Charles Glover Barkla - Quantum Theory; Bernard Baruch -Industry, War Control of, in part; Raw Materials; Edvard Benes - Little Entente; Charles H. Best - Diabetes; Insulin; Niels Bohr - Atom; Nicholas Murray Butler - Columbia University; Education: United States in part; Alexis Carrel - Tissue Culture; Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil, League of Nations in part; Marie Curie - Radium in part; W.E.B. Du Bois - American Literature in part; George Eastman - Photography in part; Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington - Universe: Electro-Magnetic Gravitational Schemes; Albert Einstein - Space-Time; Ferdinand Foch - Morale: In War; Henry Ford - Mass Production; Sigmund Freud - Psychoanalysis: Freudian School; Sir Arthur Harden - Bacteriology in part; Harry Houdini - Conjuring; Edward M. House - Paris, Conference of, in part; Sir Julian Huxley - Evolution: Introduction; Sir James Jeans - Solar Energy; Stephen Leacock - New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Suzanne Lenglen - Lawn Tennis; Sir Basil Liddell Hart - Tactics; World War; Walter Lippmann - Pulitzer, Joseph, in part; Ramsay MacDonald - Labour Party; J.J.R. Macleod - Physiology; Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo  - Spain: Political history; Spanish Literature; Bronislaw Malinowski - Anthropology; Guglielmo Marconi - Wireless, Telegraphy and Telephony in part; Andrew W. Mellon - United States: Finance; H.L. Mencken - Americanism; Robert Andrews  Millikan - Physics; Thomas Hunt Morgan - Evolution: Theory of Organic Evolution; Christopher Morley - Henry, O.Fridtjof Nansen, Polar Exploration: The North Pole in part; Refugees; Allan Nevins - Pulitzer, Joseph, in part; Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker - Disarmament; Sanctions and Guarantees; Hideyo Noguchi - Yellow Fever; Theodore William Richards - Atomic Weights; Sir Owen Willans Richardson  - Magnetism; Elihu Root - Permanent Court of International Justice; Bertrand Russell - Knowledge, Theory of; Relativity: Philosophical Consequences; Edward Sapir - Philology; George Bernard Shaw - Socialism: Principles and Outlook; Frederick Soddy - Rays; Amos Alonzo Stagg - Football: United States; Physical Training: United States; Rugby: United StatesVilhjalmur Stefansson -Arctic Regions: Climate and ResourcesGustav Stresemann - Locarno, Pact of; Arnold Toynbee - Aaland Islands; Asia Minor; Dardanelles; Genoa, Conference of; Lausanne, Conference of; London, Conferences of; Memel; Mustafa Kemal; Pan-Turanianism; Paris, Conference of, in part; San Remo, Conference of; Silesia; Spa, Conference of; Turkey: History; Vilna; Leon Trotsky - Lenin; Emile Vandervelde  - Belgium: Economic History; Second (Socialist) International.

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