This is a complete 15-volume set of the "Library of Universal Knowledge' from S.W. Green's Sons, copyright 1882.
Title page as follows:
"Library of Universal Knowledge, a reprint of the last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chamber's Encyclopaedia with copious additions by American editors. Fifteen Volumes (specific vol # noted here) New York: S.W. Green's Son, 74 and 76 Beekman Street. 1882."
All hardcover embossed design on front and back covers, maroon or dark brown fabric.
The volumes are as follows:
Vol I: A to Audhumbla; 880 pages
Vol II: Audiphone to Brayera; 877 pages
Vol III: Brazen to Circulating; 876 pages
Vol IV: Circulation to Disposition; 880 pages
Vol V: Disraeli to Firozpur; 880 pages
Vol VI: First-Born to Grand Days; 880 pages
Vol VII: Grandees to Infamous; 880 pages
Vol VIII: Infant to Life; 880 pages
Vol IX: Life Boat to Minnesingers; 878 pages
Vol X: Minnesota to Opera; 880 pages
Vol XI: Opera Glass to Pomade; 880 pages
Vol XII: Pombal to Safety-Fuse; 879 pages
Vol XIII: Safety-Lamp to Strangles; 880 pages
Vol XIV: Strangulation to Vegetable; 840 pages
Vol XV: Vegetable Chemistry to Zymotic Diseases; 688 pages
These books are over a hundred years old and show their age. The spines are faded. Most have cracked hinges. The top edge of the pages are dust soiled. The covers have bumped corners and some have frayed/torn spine tips. Some feps have a name in pencil, but for the most part pages are unmarked. A couple of books have red or white paint residue on the cover and top edge of pages . A few pages have silverfish chips along the edges. All books have clear text and I didn't find any with completely loose pages.
I could provide additional pictures on request.
Shipping to any US destination (including HA and AK) will be via media mail. HI and AK, please note that delivery WILL take a long time. No international buyers, pls. - the books are simply too heavy with each book approximately 3 lbs.