The Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is a 29-volume
reference work that marked the beginning of the Encyclopedia
Britannica's transition from a British to an American publication. Some
of its articles were written by the best-known scholars of the day. The
articles are still of value and interest to modern scholars as cultural
artifacts of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Britannica is the oldest English language encyclopedia that is
still in print. Originally published starting in 1768 in Edinburgh, it
quickly grew in popularity and size. The 3rd edition in 1801 reached 20
volumes. The rising stature of Britannica helped recruit eminent scholars
as contributors. The 9th edition is regarded as a landmark encyclopedia
for scholarship and literary style (also available from our store).
The 1911 eleventh edition was assembled under the leadership of
American publisher Horace Everett Hooper, and edited by Hugh Chisholm.
Originally, Hooper purchased the rights to the 25-volume ninth edition and
persuaded the British newspaper The Times to issue its reprint, with eleven
additional volumes (35 volumes total) as the tenth edition, which appeared in
1902. Hooper's association with The Times ceased in 1909, and he negotiated with
the Cambridge University Press to publish the 29-volume eleventh edition.
This DVD ROM disk contains the entire 29 Volumes, including the
all in pdf format, about
30,000 pages total! Stick it on your laptop, and have plenty of leisurely
reading to do on your next plane ride!
You will need Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher to read the files on this disk
(included on the disk).
Note: This is a DVD-ROM
disc, not a CD! There is simply too much information here to
put on a CD. There's almost 4 GIGABYTES (that's 4,000 megabytes) of
data here. Thirty Thousand pages of this historic text
in pdf format.
This encyclopedia was first published about 100
years ago. Print volumes are increasingly difficult to
find. And if you were to find one, expect to pay!
And then, do you really want to flip through the pages of a
collector's encyclopedia and lower its value? With this
DVD rom disk, you can pop it in your laptop on a plane and read
along as much as you like. With 30,000 pages, I doubt
you'll ever get to it all! But, for those individuals
looking to do research on the ideas and beliefs of the 19th
and early 20th century, there is no better source than the 11th edition of the
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your home printer. You will need a free copy of Adobe Reader that you can
download for free online.