Two incomplete sets of Encyclopedia; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia, 1798; twenty of twenty-one volumes, together with a set of twelve, illustrated with engraved plates and maps including botanical, military, and scientific subjects, original boards; the first encyclopedia printed in America; together with a Vol. XV fragment. Second set provenance: Richard Rush, U.S.N., 1840. NO in-house shipping for this lot.
First set lacking Volume X. Full calf. Foxing, browning, wear to corners and spines. Rush set includes Vols. I, II, VIII, IX, XII, XIII, XV, XVII, XVIII and Supplement Vols. I, II, III, with boards detatched, foxing, toning.
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