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Great Books of the Western World - Complete 60 Volume Set

£399.00 Out Of Stock

Product description

Very large and complete 60 volume set.

Dimensions: 24cm x 17 cm x 173cm (books stacked side-by-side).

Weight: Approx 45kg.

"There is no better way to own and appreciate the world's greatest written works. Great Books of the Western World is one of the most acclaimed publishing feats of our time. Authoritative, accurate, and complete, this collection represents the essential core of the Western literary canon, compiling 517 of the most significant achievements in literature, history, philosophy, and science into a color-coded set as handsome as it is affordable. From the ancient classics to the newest masterpieces of the 20th century, Great Books traces the ideas, stories, and discoveries that have shaped modern civilization."

"Volumes 1 and 2 of this collection is the Syntopicon, a unique two-volume guide that enables you to investigate a particular idea and compare what different authors have to say about it. The Syntopicon comprises a new kind of reference work -- accomplishing for ideas what the dictionary accomplishes for words and the encyclopaedia accomplishes for facts. Also included is the Great Conversation, featuring fascinating background information, extensive timelines, photos, and quotes from the classic works and their authors."

Condition: Very good. Books look un-read. Very little in the way of ware or damage to any of the covers or inside.

Item details

Author(s):
Mortimer J Adler (chief editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 17 cm x 173cm x 45kg
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780852295311
Publisher:
Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Very large and complete 60 volume set.

Dimensions: 24cm x 17 cm x 173cm (books stacked side-by-side).

Weight: Approx 45kg.

"There is no better way to own and appreciate the world's greatest written works. Great Books of the Western World is one of the most acclaimed publishing feats of our time. Authoritative, accurate, and complete, this collection represents the essential core of the Western literary canon, compiling 517 of the most significant achievements in literature, history, philosophy, and science into a color-coded set as handsome as it is affordable. From the ancient classics to the newest masterpieces of the 20th century, Great Books traces the ideas, stories, and discoveries that have shaped modern civilization."

"Volumes 1 and 2 of this collection is the Syntopicon, a unique two-volume guide that enables you to investigate a particular idea and compare what different authors have to say about it. The Syntopicon comprises a new kind of reference work -- accomplishing for ideas what the dictionary accomplishes for words and the encyclopaedia accomplishes for facts. Also included is the Great Conversation, featuring fascinating background information, extensive timelines, photos, and quotes from the classic works and their authors."

Condition: Very good. Books look un-read. Very little in the way of ware or damage to any of the covers or inside.

Author(s):
Mortimer J Adler (chief editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 17 cm x 173cm x 45kg
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780852295311
Publisher:
Encyclopaedia Britannica

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