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The Children's Encyclopedia (Ten Volume Set)

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Available in public domain. Volume one (of ten volumes) is digitally preserved here: http://childrensencyclopedia.blogspot...

The Children's Encyclopedia, originally titled The Children's Encyclopædia, was a printed encyclopedia originated by Arthur Mee, and published by the Educational Book Company Ltd., a subsidiary of the Amalgamated Press of London. It was published fro
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Anne Marie
I adored this set of encyclopaedias as a child. I still like to browse through them from time to time. My set have red covers and date from the early 1950s I think. My Dad picked them up for a pittance at some auction in the 1970s. There is a little bit of everything in these from the expected general knowledge to stories, sheet music and recipes.
Peter Brimacombe
I don't have the set. My mother read it to me when I was young, My parents kept it at 30 Ann Arbour Road. I think my Grandfather Battrick originally had it. There was the story of Arty the Dragon.
Ange
My mother bought these in a second hand shop in the 1970's. The whole set of ten encylopedias cost her $2 (AUD). I pored over them constantly. At the time I didn't realise they were so old. I remember sections of questions and answers, such as, "Why is the sky blue". These were my favorite parts.
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