The Chambers's encyclopaedia (A-Pe), a dictionary of universal knowledge, William & Robert Chambers, 1901
10 volumes - 8 000 pages - 40,000 entries
The Chambers's Encyclopaedia is “a stocktaking in almost every department of science”. It “strives to be at once comprehensive, compact, accurate, lucid, readable, and handy for reference”.
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