This incredible mammoth leather bound edition measures 12" x 9.5", is 3" thick, and weighs over10 lbs (est). Easton Press full genuine leather with 22kt gold accents. Beautiful red leather with ornate decorations. "The Columbia Encyclopedia" printed on the front and on the spine. As New in the original shrink-wrap. The photo is of the actual encyclopedia you will receive. We only have one in stock.
The Columbia Encyclopedia is a highly regarded one-volume encyclopedia produced by Columbia University Press and sold by the Gale Group. First published in 1935 , and continuing its important relationship with the Columbia University, the encyclopedia underwent major revisions in 1950 and 1963; the current edition is the sixth, printed in 2000. It contains over 51,000 articles totaling some 6.5 million words and has also been published in two volumes.
An electronic version of the encyclopedia is available and is licensed by several different companies for use over the World Wide Web. See External links below. This edition, which is marked up in SGML, is updated on a quarterly basis and contains over 84,000 hyperlinked cross-references. Unlike many other major English-language encyclopedias, the complete content of the Columbia encyclopedia is available online to individual users without payment. (Most others make a subset of their content available, and the user is from time to time informed that more content is only available to subscribers.)
A particular strength of the Columbia encyclopedia in comparison to other similar reference works might be its concise but often well-written biographies, particularly of artists and writers, usually accompanied by carefully selected bibliographies.
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* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
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