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“The Encyclopaedia Britannica”

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“The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature,” Ninth Edition, Vol. I., A-ANA, 1878, Charles Scribner’s Sons, paper and leather, 11 inches high, William House, 1986.21.1.

Also known as the “Scholars Edition”, the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was edited by Thomas Spencer Baynes and William Robertson Smith. November 10th is World Science Day, established by UNESCO in 2001.