National Geographic : 1911 Mar
BRITANNICA should be registered without delay The total ex pense of production has been £230,000 ($1,150,000), in cluding editorial ex Spenses of £163,000 ($815,000). The 28 volumes of text contain 40,000 articles and 27,000 pages, 7,000 illustrations, 450Yull page plates and 417 maps. The Index (vol. 29) will contain 500,000 entries. Printed on India paper (light and opaque), each volume is but one inch thick. Printed on ordi nary paper, each Volume is 2% inches thick and weighs 7 lbs. The volumes on India paper lose nothing in legibility, but are much easier to hold and therefore to read. The 29 volumes on India paper and bound in full sheepskin with flexible leather backs are seen in a single row, in a sloping position, and at a convenient height A NEW AND MODERN WORK OF REFERENCE ADAPTED TO MODERN NEEDS THE appearance of a fresh and original edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica has been welcomed by scholars and by book-buyers generally throughout the English-speaking world as a prime need of the day. Those who have never found any work of reference exactly suited to their needs will find that the new edition will bear the closest scrutiny, not only from the point of view of its scholarship, but because of its efficiency as an intelligent recorder of the newer activities of the world of thought, research and experience, activities which are dealt with adequately in no other work. The Eleventh Edition is not a book only for the erudite, but more par ticularly for the average reader, being a complete inventory of extant knowledge, and an epitome of the world's progress reduced to an A B C simplicity of arrangement. Those who appreciate the value of an encyclopaedia and already possess the Ninth Edition will better un derstand how inadequately that work meets present-day needs when they consider that Grant was President when the first volume was issued (1875); that Livingstone had not been found by Stanley; that Volume V gives the population of Chicago (May, 1876) as 420,000; that the article on the United States gives the number of States in the Union as 38; that the article on Germany states that the armor-clad ships of Germany consist of 7 frigates, 3 corvettes, 7 floating batteries; that the Satsuma rebellion (1877) was the last word in Japanese history. Further, throughout the whole work will be found those contradictory statements that are inseparable from pub lication at long intervals, faults from which the Eleventh Edition by reason of its simultaneous publication will be found to be free. Those who bought unauthorised reprints of the Ninth Edition in many cases found them to be incomplete and mutilated. To them the present offer gives an opportunity to replace these imperfect and now antiquated editions with an entirely modern and authoritative Encyclopaedia Britannica, based on the latest research. The new Eleventh Edition, being protected by the recent Copyright Act, cannot be reprinted or reproduced in whole or in part, nor will it be sold by any publisher other than the Press of the University of Cambridge. P.T.O.