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Encyclopedia Britannica 1969 200th Anniversary White Set + Dictionaries & Atlas

The 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica, the 200 Year Anniversary Special Edition. The world's foremost authorities contributed to this work.

Meeting the Challenge of Tomorrow, the 1969 New Edition Encyclopedia Britannica

1969 New Edition Encyclopedia Britannica, the reference standard of the world. The Britannica headquarters was located at 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago Illinois, back in 1969.

1969 New Edition Encyclopedia Britannica, the reference standard of the world. The Britannica headquarters was located at 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago Illinois, back in 1969.

The 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica, the Two Hundred Year Anniversary Special Edition

The product and possession of the World. Britannica is often called the product and the possession of the world. Britannica's contributions are the world's foremost authorities from every civilized country, and its purchasers have been men and women from every land. In 1969, Britannica had been owned, edited and published in the U. S. for almost 65 years. Though known and respected throughout the world, Britannica has been entirely owned, edited and published in the United States from almost 65 years back in 1969. The publishing offices back in 1969 were located on in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1969, the Andersons have Found the Real Formula for Family Success

The sharing of interest, the frequent exchange of ideas, and the steady growth of mind and spirit brought about by the use of Britannica, help them in their continuing happiness and success.

The sharing of interest, the frequent exchange of ideas, and the steady growth of mind and spirit brought about by the use of Britannica, help them in their continuing happiness and success.

The Britannica Encyclopedia was Originally Published in Scotland in 1768

The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was a major undertaking in Scotland, Edinburgh, by "Society of Gentlemen" they published three amazing volumes during the years 1768 to 1771. It was named "Britannica" because it was intended for all English-speaking people, and, at that time, all such people … including those living in England, Scotland, Ireland and North America … were members of the British Empire.

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Encyclopedia Britannica is Dedicated to the task of Sharing Knowledge

Britannica opens to us the entire universe of knowledge without which it is difficult and, and many ways impossible to form opinions, make decisions, and gain a vital role in the world.

Britannica opens to us the entire universe of knowledge without which it is difficult and, and many ways impossible to form opinions, make decisions, and gain a vital role in the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica helps People understand the Possible Future with Knowledge

The 1969 Encyclopedia helps you understand what it will be like in a decade from now - or even in thirty years. With the incredible scientific progress up to 1969; the future appears limitless. Mankind was on the threshold of opportunities of greatness ever known. 1969 was a year of great hope for mankind.

Encyclopedia Britannica is the Reference Standard of the World

In 1969 to maintain their reputation Britannica brought to its board of editors outstanding scholars and educators from all parts of the English-speaking world.

In 1969 to maintain their reputation Britannica brought to its board of editors outstanding scholars and educators from all parts of the English-speaking world.

More wisdom from William Benton, the Encyclopedia Britannica Publisher

In 1969 such a world of great possibilities was not certain. The future could also bring a cataclysmic end to all civilization. Even if war is avoided, science and technology will not guarantee the realization of the good life for man. To make the fruits of knowledge serve man well, wisdom must guide their use. The kind of education we have - the kind we help our children to achieve - will determine whether we move ahead with the future and whether it is the sort of future we want.

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The Answers to the Great Questions of Our Time lie with Us and our Children

In 1969 William Benton beleived the answers to the great questions of our time lie with us and our children. We will decide wisely about them only if we appreciate the grand traditions of which we are a part.

In 1969 William Benton beleived the answers to the great questions of our time lie with us and our children. We will decide wisely about them only if we appreciate the grand traditions of which we are a part.

Encyclopedia Britannica: All the world at your fingertips

In 1969 Britannica provide Readers with Knowledge, Inspiration & Success

In 1969 during the 200th anniversary, the Encyclopedia Britannica looked back ober a history during which it has had a marked influence on the success of many famous men and women of the English-speaking world. Young Michael Faraday was inspired to become "the father of electricity" by reading a set of Britannica's bought into the shop where he was employed. Others, like George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, read and profited by their sets as adults. Through generation after generation, Britannica has been the most important single source of authoritative, up-to-date information. And, as the world has changed and accumulated knowledge has expanded, Britannica has grown to keep pace with the times. In 1969, continuing a great tradition, the Encyclopedia Britannica stood ready to provide the readers of that day with knowledge, inspiration and success.

Britannica can Help, Our Schools alone cannot Fulfill all of our Educational Needs

If  we are to have the world we want, we must be prepared to win it with our intelligence and our will. No one now finishes school at any level with the education that is required for his entire life.

If we are to have the world we want, we must be prepared to win it with our intelligence and our will. No one now finishes school at any level with the education that is required for his entire life.

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Facts about the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica, 200 Anniversary Edition

In the 1969 edition every large page of nonglare, high-opacity paper manufactured especially for Encyclopedia Britannica … to Britannica's rigid specifications … by the country's leading paper mills. There are 36,408,000 words and all textural materials in the 1969 Britannica is set in clear, black type chosen for best possible readability. Frequent headings and subheadings make it easy to pinpoint wanted information quickly.

This is Ted, No one Handed Success to Ted Anderson on a Sliver Platter

He has had to work hard all his life for everything he wanted. And his efforts have been rewarded. In 1969, with a good future on his job, an happy, well-adjusted family and a steadily growing bank account.

He has had to work hard all his life for everything he wanted. And his efforts have been rewarded. In 1969, with a good future on his job, an happy, well-adjusted family and a steadily growing bank account.

There are 10,336 Contributors in the 1969 Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

Because the 1969 Britannica contains information's on every essential subject, is could not be written by just a few authors or the authors or just one country. Rather, this monumental work is the result of the cooperation of more than 10,000 authorities form all over the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica 1969 200th Anniversary White Set + Dictionaries & Atlas

Twenty Four Handsome Volumes made up the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica

Each volume is an outstanding example of modern bookmaker's craft. Beautifully textured binding and impregned with Pyroxylin to withstand heaviest use and stall retain their good looks.

Each volume is an outstanding example of modern bookmaker's craft. Beautifully textured binding and impregned with Pyroxylin to withstand heaviest use and stall retain their good looks.

William Benton speaking about the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica

William Benton speaking about the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica, It opens to us the entire universe of knowledge without which it is difficult and, in many ways, impossible to form opinions, make decisions, and gain a vital role in the world of today and tomorrow. It provides information that will guide us and our children towards success in our chosen fields.

This is Peggy, she Worked as a Secretary Before Marrying Ted.

At one time she wanted to make a career of music and she still enjoys playing the piano at parties and for school plays. Other important interest … strictly the order … are her family, her home, and community activities.

At one time she wanted to make a career of music and she still enjoys playing the piano at parties and for school plays. Other important interest … strictly the order … are her family, her home, and community activities.

The 1969 Britannica is equivalent in scope to form 500 to 1000 Ordinary Volumes

The 1969 Britannica is equivalent in scope to form 500 to 1000 ordinary volumes. If all of the articles included in the 24 volumes of Britannica were assembled according to subject, and printed and bound as separate books, hundreds of volumes would be filled. Scattered throughout the thousands of authoritative articles contained in the 1969 Britannica can be found small bits of information that, because of their unusual and often humorous nature, amaze and delight the reader. While these "fanciful facts" are unusually not important in themselves, they add considerable to the readability of the articles.

10th December 1768: First edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica published

28,064 Pages in Britannica, More pages than are Contained in Seventy-five Novels.

Washable, highly resistant to stains and cracking. Strikingly accented with gold metallic stampings. More pages than are contained in seventy-five average novels.

Washable, highly resistant to stains and cracking. Strikingly accented with gold metallic stampings. More pages than are contained in seventy-five average novels.

Identification of Volumes of the Britannica Encyclopedia

When you consult Encyclopedia Britannica - especially if it is the first time - it is best to make a preliminary examination of the entire set. Familiarize yourself with Britannica's various parts, the organization, and with many aids that will help you locate the information you desire. On the backbone of each volume, stamped in gold, is the name ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, the number of the volume, and the worlds, or part of the words that indicate the volume's content.

This is Susan, she just Turned Eight, She wants to be a Great Artist

Being a artist that is only the most recent of her ambitions. Last month she aspired to a nursing career; last year she fancied herself a bareback rider in the circus.

Being a artist that is only the most recent of her ambitions. Last month she aspired to a nursing career; last year she fancied herself a bareback rider in the circus.

There are 22,105 Illustrations in the 1969 Britannica, Your onw Private Gallery

The 1969 Britannica has superb paintings, drawings, photographs and maps - dramatically alive with color. Each picture is carefully selected to supplement and clarify the accompanying article.

The 1969 Britannica has superb paintings, drawings, photographs and maps - dramatically alive with color. Each picture is carefully selected to supplement and clarify the accompanying article.

The Encyclopedia Britannica Copyright Date and Preface

Statrting with Volume One, note the copyright datee. New editions of Britannica are issued each year, and you will want to check how up-to-date your set is. Next, look at the Editor's Preface: it explains Britannica's continuous revision policy and cites the purposes and objective of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 10 Historical Facts About Print Editions

This is Chuck, he is one of the best-liked and Most Admired Boys in School

Chuck has a knack with gadgets. He hopes, someday to be an electronics engineer, and if present performance is any indication he will be a great one.

Chuck has a knack with gadgets. He hopes, someday to be an electronics engineer, and if present performance is any indication he will be a great one.

There are Fourteen "Transvision" Anatomy Illustrations in the 1969 Britannica

Detailed, full-color drawings prepared especially for Britannica. Printed on durable acetate, and showing, in cross-section, every principal muscle, organ and bone of the male and female anatomy.

Detailed, full-color drawings prepared especially for Britannica. Printed on durable acetate, and showing, in cross-section, every principal muscle, organ and bone of the male and female anatomy.

The First Edition of Encyclopedia Britannica was Published in Three Volumes in 1768-1771

Encyclopedia Britannica for almost two centuries was the most honored and the most widely read reference work in the English language.

Encyclopedia Britannica for almost two centuries was the most honored and the most widely read reference work in the English language.

In 1969 Britannica was for Everyday, and a Lifetime

Adults learn to depend on Britannica as a source of daily help and counsel on everything from lawn and garden care to successful business management. Mort important in today's fast moving world, regular use of Britannica enables them to speak authoritatively on wide variety of subjects, and results in their opinions being sought, listened and respected.

Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences compiled upon a new plan.

200th Anniversary, Enclosed are Important Materials

Pertaining to the Britannica ten year educational program. Please keep them in a safe place.

Pertaining to the Britannica ten year educational program. Please keep them in a safe place.

Encyclopedia Britannica, represents the Work of Thousands of Contributors

In every modern field of study a high degree of specialization has developed. Few persons can claim to be experts in any more than one small area of a general field of knowledge. Encyclopedia Britannica, therefore, represents the work of thousands of contributors. No one branch of knowledge, however is completely independent of the others. The more scientist and scholars specialize, the more they realize how the myriad divisions of their subject supplements each others - fitting into great sand basically simple patterns.

1969, and Now the New Encyclopedia Britannica

The world's greatest treasure house of knowledge. 24 handsome volumes, each volume is an outstanding example of the modern bookmaker's craft.

The world's greatest treasure house of knowledge. 24 handsome volumes, each volume is an outstanding example of the modern bookmaker's craft.

The 1969 Edition Reservation Certificate for the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The 1969 Edition is a landmark in publishing history … the most comprehensive revision and the finest illustrations in Britannica's 200 years of publication.

The 1969 Edition is a landmark in publishing history … the most comprehensive revision and the finest illustrations in Britannica's 200 years of publication.

The Encyclopedia Britannica's list of Contributors

Most of the major articles in Britannica are signed with the initials of the contributor. In the listing, Initials and Names of Contributors, you will find the contributor's full name and a brief description of his qualifications. There is also a complete alphabetically arranged listing of all Encyclopedia Britannica contributors which shows the articles each authority has written.

Hundred of Subjects you will find in the Britannica from Sports to Old time Dances

There are hundreds of subjects, sports, games, card games, old and odd customs, superstitions and odd beliefs, origins of familiar words or phases.

There are hundreds of subjects, sports, games, card games, old and odd customs, superstitions and odd beliefs, origins of familiar words or phases.

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Encyclopedia Britannica's Board of Editors back in 1969

The Editiorial Board, together with the Editorial Staff, brings together the universe of scholarship - represented by Britannica's 10,000 contributors, editorial advisers and aids.

The Editiorial Board, together with the Editorial Staff, brings together the universe of scholarship - represented by Britannica's 10,000 contributors, editorial advisers and aids.

Fanciful Facts from the Pages of Britannica

Small bits of information can be found scattered throughout the thousands of articles in Britannica. They add considerably to the readability of the articles.

Small bits of information can be found scattered throughout the thousands of articles in Britannica. They add considerably to the readability of the articles.

Meeting the Challenge of Tomorrow in the New Britannica

in 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica is proud of its reputation for nearly two centuries as the reference standard of the world.

in 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica is proud of its reputation for nearly two centuries as the reference standard of the world.

This is a Great example of the Kind of Color Photos you can Find in the 1969 Britannica

From the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to the portrait of the Blue Boy, you can find almost everything this world had to show back in 1969 in the Britannica ...

From the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to the portrait of the Blue Boy, you can find almost everything this world had to show back in 1969 in the Britannica ...

The 1969 Britannica Promotes Family Closeness

Lifelong ties of mutual affection and respect enrich the lives of parents as well as children, and should be preserved. No single possession can contribute as much toward this end as the Encyclopedia Britannica. The shared adventure of learning … the better understanding of one another's interest, ambitions and problems that grown from this sharing … builds a firm family unity that is unlikely to be broken no matter how far from home the individual members of the family are ultimately called.

For the Individual, for the Family, Britannica is a Priceless Possession

No mature, sensible person wants to limit a child's world to the narrow confines of the home. But every parent has a right to hope that home will become a lasting source of pride and enjoyment.

No mature, sensible person wants to limit a child's world to the narrow confines of the home. But every parent has a right to hope that home will become a lasting source of pride and enjoyment.

"American Gothic" is another Great Piece of artwork found in the Britannica

From all the breads of dogs, to flowers, and sea anemone, it is all inside the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica.

From all the breads of dogs, to flowers, and sea anemone, it is all inside the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Index, Your Key to the World's Knowledge

The Britannica Index will help you find, in just seconds, all of the factual information contained in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Always look in the index Volume first, regardless of how sure you are that you can find a subject under its listing.

The Britannica Index will help you find, in just seconds, all of the factual information contained in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Always look in the index Volume first, regardless of how sure you are that you can find a subject under its listing.

The Britannica Library is Equivalent in Scope to 500 to 1000 Ordinary Volumes.

In a world of change, where knowledge itself grows rapidly, learning and the growth of understand must be a life  long pursuit.

In a world of change, where knowledge itself grows rapidly, learning and the growth of understand must be a life long pursuit.

Britannica's Book of the Year, a One Volume Encyclopedia of Current Events.

The Yearbook Index is cumulative - that is, it indicates topics included in the current volume of the Book of the Year, and also indicates whether the topic was treated in a previous issue of the Yearbook.

The Yearbook Index is cumulative - that is, it indicates topics included in the current volume of the Book of the Year, and also indicates whether the topic was treated in a previous issue of the Yearbook.

The 1969 Britannica takes you on a Magic Carpet Trip around the World

Thousands of pictures, many in full color, take you on a fascinating tour of your country … and to the far off corners of the globe.

Thousands of pictures, many in full color, take you on a fascinating tour of your country … and to the far off corners of the globe.

The Index Knows Where Everything Is in the Encyclopedia Britannica

At various places in the text there are references to other articles in Britannica to which you many turn for additional information, or for information on some related topic.

At various places in the text there are references to other articles in Britannica to which you many turn for additional information, or for information on some related topic.

Explore the Whole World … and the Universe in the Encyclopedia Britannica

 In the Encyclopedia Britannica you can take a leisurely cruise to Europe, or to the mysterious Orient from the comfort of your easy chair.

In the Encyclopedia Britannica you can take a leisurely cruise to Europe, or to the mysterious Orient from the comfort of your easy chair.

Finding Information about a Single Subject in the 1969 Britannica

Suppose something has reopened your interest in William Shakespeare, the greatest of English playwrights. You may have seen a stage or movie version of one of his plays.

Suppose something has reopened your interest in William Shakespeare, the greatest of English playwrights. You may have seen a stage or movie version of one of his plays.

1969 Edition Reservation Certificate for the Encyclopedia Britannica

The 1969 Edition is a landmark in publishing history … the most comprehensive revision and the finest illustrations in our 200 years of publication. Shipment will be made directly from bindery upon completion of initial 1969 press run.

The 1969 Edition is a landmark in publishing history … the most comprehensive revision and the finest illustrations in our 200 years of publication. Shipment will be made directly from bindery upon completion of initial 1969 press run.

The Atlas with the Atlas Index for the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica

The index volume of Encyclopedia Britannica contains an extensive World Atlas and Atlas Index. By using the alphabetized Atlas Index, you can easily locate almost every country, state mountains, like, rivers, political unit and physical features.

The index volume of Encyclopedia Britannica contains an extensive World Atlas and Atlas Index. By using the alphabetized Atlas Index, you can easily locate almost every country, state mountains, like, rivers, political unit and physical features.

Finding Information About Broad Topics in the 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica

Therefore, when you are looking for information about a broad topic such as Atomic Energy in the encyclopedia, be sure to look in the Index Volume first.

Therefore, when you are looking for information about a broad topic such as Atomic Energy in the encyclopedia, be sure to look in the Index Volume first.

The 1969 Britannica Home Reading Guide for Religions of the World

These guides have been prepared for the readers or students who wishes to gain a general knowledge of a subject  through guided reading in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

These guides have been prepared for the readers or students who wishes to gain a general knowledge of a subject through guided reading in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The 1969 Britannica Home Reading Guide for Business Law

Each guide, instead of presenting a complete exposition of a particular subject, refers the reader quickly, accurately and logically to the many exhaustive articles in Britannica which pertain to the general subject.

Each guide, instead of presenting a complete exposition of a particular subject, refers the reader quickly, accurately and logically to the many exhaustive articles in Britannica which pertain to the general subject.

The 1969 Britannica Home Reading Guide for the Appreciation of Music

These articles include complete bibliographies, which should be consulted for advice on further reading of a related subject. In addition, supplementary reading list of contemporary material are appended in these Home Reading Guides.

These articles include complete bibliographies, which should be consulted for advice on further reading of a related subject. In addition, supplementary reading list of contemporary material are appended in these Home Reading Guides.

The 1969 Britannica Home Reading Guide for Mathematics

The science of mathematics is the most ancient of sciences, extending back through prehistoric ages. Man intuitively learned to count long ago and early in his history he learned to enjoy shapes and sizes and symmetry.

The science of mathematics is the most ancient of sciences, extending back through prehistoric ages. Man intuitively learned to count long ago and early in his history he learned to enjoy shapes and sizes and symmetry.

In 1969 Some of the Prominent Owners of Encyclopedia Britannica

Willy Ley, a German-American science writer and proponent of cryptozoology, and rocket expert, Louis Untermeyer, an American poet, anthologist, critic, and Dave Garroway, founding host and anchor of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961.

Willy Ley, a German-American science writer and proponent of cryptozoology, and rocket expert, Louis Untermeyer, an American poet, anthologist, critic, and Dave Garroway, founding host and anchor of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961.

What Satisfied Owners have to say about Britannica's Educational Program

In 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica's every-gowning family of subscribers included people from every walk of life …. representing almost every area of human activity.

In 1969 Encyclopedia Britannica's every-gowning family of subscribers included people from every walk of life …. representing almost every area of human activity.

Copperplate Engravings by Andrew Bell in the First Edition of Britannica

One of the 160 Copperplate Engravings by Andrew Bell in the First Edition of Britannica, showing a Bull Dog, a Mastiff, a Gray Hound, a Fox and finally a Wolf.

One of the 160 Copperplate Engravings by Andrew Bell in the First Edition of Britannica, showing a Bull Dog, a Mastiff, a Gray Hound, a Fox and finally a Wolf.

A Sample of Some of the Amazing People in pages of Britannica

Marie Curie, and her research in Radium and other subjects, General John Pershing, and the decisive battles of World War I, and Harry Houdini, Master Magician and escape artist.

Marie Curie, and her research in Radium and other subjects, General John Pershing, and the decisive battles of World War I, and Harry Houdini, Master Magician and escape artist.

Back in 1969 Buying the Encyclopaedia Britannica was a Major Purchase for a Family

It was believed that Britannica was your key to the world's knowledge, and that by acquiring the Encyclopedias your family would have a much brighter future in the world, children would have better grades, and adults' would be more knowledgeable.

It was believed that Britannica was your key to the world's knowledge, and that by acquiring the Encyclopedias your family would have a much brighter future in the world, children would have better grades, and adults' would be more knowledgeable.

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Comments

Glenn Waters (author) on May 19, 2021:

Yes, I spent many hours doing research for school projects with them, and also they were great fun to read on really cold snow days when everything was shut down.

Lady Dazy from UK on May 11, 2021:

In 1969 , the best way to get information was to look in an one of these books and find out what you needed to know. Many homes owned a set.

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