Facsimile of the First Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

Facsimile of the First Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, three books wrapped in leather displayed spine side out

 facsimile of the first edition of the Enclopedia Britannica, 2005

Facsimile of the First Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

Chicago, Encyclopedia Britannica, 2005

Britannica Online School Edition

Poised here beside a facsimile reprint of the 1768 first edition of the world's oldest continuously published encyclopedia is the online version of the current students' edition. Their juxtaposition points to the durability of the Enlightenment dream of gathering and archiving all human knowledge as well as the expanding options for accessing that knowledge for growing numbers of 21st-century learners.


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Facsimile of the First Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica