Encyclopaedia Britannica. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Ninth Edition.
Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1875. 25 volume set, 11 1/2 inches tall (and 6 feet long). In a magnificent especially commissioned half red morocco with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Bound for Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton of Rangemore Hall, his huge Country House, befitting the head of the then largest brewery in the world, Bass & Company. Especially bound sets of this edition are very scarce, which are usually found in a rather drab maroon or black half morocco or a dull green cloth. They are also very scarce in this excellent condition, exhibiting only slight rubbing and no splits or loss. Sometimes found with a separate Atlas, in this set the maps are found where relevant throughout the set.