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Title: The Myth of the Britannica, The Great Encyclopedia of the Western World, Reputation and Reality.
Description: London, MacGibbon and Kee, 1964, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: Good. Size: 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 390 pages. Related newspaper cuttings left laid in. The author's own summary of his conclusion is "A once great and respected vehicle of learning has largely decayed and lost its essential purpose by becoming a commercial enterprise". Condition: Dust jacket soiled and chipped, book sound, clean and bright. Very Good.

Keywords: encyclopaedias, criticism, books about books

Price: GBP 12.00 = appr. US$ 17.14 Seller: Duck Cottage Books
- Book number: 5066

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