Chambers, Ephraim, Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences London: For J.F. and C. Rivington [and others], 1786. 4 volumes. 2° (426 x 260mm.) Engraved frontispiece in vol. I.
Contemporary spinkled calf, flat spines elaborately gilt with red and dark green morocco lettering pieces, narrow floral garland round sides with large fleuron cornerpieces, at centre a large oval inlay of tree calf surrounded by a gilt bow-pattern border, inner gilt dentelle, yellow edges (a few covers very slightly marked, head of 2 spines lightly rubbed). Provenance: Contemporary purchase inscription of D. Stacy, 'Price #10.10.0. Binding #¨5.5.0.'. Printing and the Mind of Man 171 (describing the first edition of 1728).