The Royal Dictionary Cyclopaedia ed. Thomas Wright London ca1860


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The Royal Dictionary Cyclopaedia ed. Thomas Wright

In its time this set was seen as one of the finest sources of information and even today it is often quoted in specific sources. The Royal Dictionary-Cyclopaedia for Universal Reference; being a complete literary, classical, historical, biographical, geographical, scientific, and technological expositor of the English language: and embodying, in a condensed and common-sense form, the signification of all terms in ordinary use, with the derivation of each word, and its pronunciation. Compiled under the direction of Thomas Wright. Each volume is between 842 to 1104 pages – 4812 pages total, along with many illustrations, engravings and maps, some foldout. All plates and fold out maps collated.

List Of the 32 Mid-Nineteenth Century Fold Out Maps, most in B/W; The United States (coloured), The World, The West Indian Islands, Asia, British Islands, Africa, Asia Minor, Australia, Cape Colony, China, Egypt, Denmark, England & Wales, France, Europe, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, North America, Northern Italy, The World, Switzerland, Channel Islands, Scotland, British India, Russia In Europe, Turkey In Europe, Spain & Portugal, Southern Italy, New Zealand, Sweden & Norway.


  • Publisher The London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, London; Undated ca.1860
  • Embossed Burgundy Cloth Hardback, 4812pp
  • Illustrated with Portraits, Maps, and Descriptive Engravings.
  • Size 260 x 170mm, 13.5kg

Condition: Good – Rubbing To Edges, Some of The Hinges Are Starting To Go, Slight Foxing To Endleaves, No Inscriptions, All Plates And Fold Out Maps Collated, Good Sound Collection

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Weight 13.5 kg


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