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New International Encyclopedia

The New International Encyclopedia was an American encyclopedia first published in 1902 by Dodd, Mead and Company. It descended from the International Cyclopaedia (1884) and was updated in 1906, 1914 and 1926.

History

First edition, volume eight

The New International Encyclopedia was the successor of the International Cyclopaedia (1884). Initially, The International Cyclopaedia was largely a reprint of Alden's Library of Universal Knowledge, which was a reprint of the British Chambers's Encyclopaedia. The title was changed to The New International Encyclopedia in 1902, with editors Harry Thurston Peck, Daniel Coit Gilman, and Frank Moore Colby.[1]

The encyclopedia was popular and reprints were made in 1904, 1905, 1907 (corrected and expanded to 20 volumes), 1909 and 1911. The 2nd edition appeared from 1914 to 1917 in 24 volumes. With Peck and Gilman deceased, Colby was joined by a new editor, Talcott Williams.[1] This edition was set up from new type and thoroughly revised. It was very strong in biography.[2]

A third edition was published in 1923, however this was mostly a reprint with the addition of a history of the First World War in volume 24, which had previously been a reading and study guide. A two-volume supplement was published in 1925 and was incorporated into the 1927 reprint, which had 25 volumes. A further two volumes supplement in 1930 along with another reprint.[3]

The final edition was published in 1935, now under the Funk & Wagnalls label. This edition included another updating supplement, authored by Herbert Treadwell Wade. Some material from The New International would be incorporated into future books published by Funk and Wagnall's books such as Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopaedia.[3]

The 1926 material was printed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Yale University Press. Boston Bookbinding Company of Cambridge produced the covers. Thirteen books enclosing 23 volumes comprise the encyclopedia, which includes a supplement after Volume 23. Each book contains about 1600 pages.[4]

Like other encyclopedias of the time, The New International had a yearly supplement, The New International Yearbook, beginning in 1908. Like the encyclopedia itself, this publication was sold to Funk and Wagnalls in 1931. It was edited by Frank Moore Colby until his death in 1925, and then by Wade. In 1937 Frank Horace Vizetelly became editor.[3] The yearbook outlasted the parent encyclopedia, running to 1966.[5][incomplete short citation]

More than 500 men and women submitted and composed the information contained in The New International Encyclopedia.

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b Walsh 1968, p. 120.
  2. ^ "Encyclopedias". The Encyclopedia Americana. 10. 1988. p. 333.
  3. ^ a b c Walsh 1968, p. 121.
  4. ^ Graham, B. (1928). Bookman's Manual. p. 28.
  5. ^ The New International Yearbook: a compendium of the world's progress for the year

Sources

  • Walsh, S. P. (1968). Anglo-American general encyclopedias: a historical bibliography, 1703-1967. New York, NY: Bowker. OCLC 577541.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External links

Volumes

Gilman, Daniel Coit; Peck, Harry Thurston; Colby, Frank Moore, eds. (1905). The New International Encyclopædia. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.
vol Edition Internet Archive Wikisource (incomplete) Year From  -  To Notes
1 1st IA 1 WS 1 1905 A  -  Aristogoras
2 1st IA 2 WS 2 1905 Aristarchus  -  Bessières
3 1st IA 3 WS 3 1905 Bessus  -  Cairns
4 1st IA 4 WS 4 1905 Cairo  -  Classification of Ships
5 1st IA 5 WS 5 1905 Classis  -  Da Vinci
6 1st IA 6 WS 6 1905 Davioud  -  Ellery
7 1st IA 7 WS 7 1905 Ellesmere  -  Fontanel
8 1st Not available WS 8 1903 Fontanes  -  Goethe Alternatives
Google Books:
  • GB 8 (this volume is not universally accessible).

1903 edition, from the Ontario Council of University Libraries digitized in 2009, in the Internet Archive:

9 1st IA 9 WS 9 1905 Goethite  -  Heritable Jurisdictions
10 1st IA 10 WS 10 1905 Herjulfson  -  Ishpeming
11 1st IA 11 WS 11 1905 Ishtar  -  Latitudinarians
12 1st IA 12 WS 12 1905 Latium  -  Manna
13 1st IA 13 WS 13 1905 Manna-Croup  -  Morganitic Marriage
14 1st IA 14 WS 14 1905 Morgan City  -  Omul
15 1st IA 15 WS 15 1905 Ona  -  Pickering The Internet Archive edition is missing pp. 6-7, but see the 1906 volume for the first edition at Google Books, which appears to be about the same thing, and does have these pages.
16 1st IA 16 WS 16 1905 Pickersgill  -  Reid
17 1st IA 17 WS 17 1905 Reifferscheid  -  Servian Wall
18 1st IA 18 WS 18 1905 Service-berry  -  Tagus
19 1st IA 19 WS 19 1905 Taharka  -  Vampire
20 1st IA 20 WS 20 1905 Van  -  Zyrians
New International Encyclopedia (incomplete)
Volume Edition Year copyright last From  -  To
Volume 3 2nd 1928 [1924] Bazaine  -  Brock
Volume 4 2nd 1928 [1924] Brockelmann  -  Chaeremon
Volume 5 2nd 1914 Chæronia  -  Consuelo
Volume 6 2nd 1928 Consul  -  Didymograptus
Volume 8 2nd [1922] Enteritis  -  Foraker
Volume 10 2nd 1928 [1922] Glacial  -  Havre de Grace
Volume 12 2nd 1915 Imaginary  -  Jouy
Volume 13 2nd 1915 [1915] Jovanovich  -  Leprohon
Volume 17 2nd 1916 Newfoundland  -  Panjab
Volume 18 2nd 1916 Panjabi  -  Poliziano
Volume 19 2nd 1916 [1916] Polk  -  Rigging
Volume 20 2nd 1916 [1916] Riggs  -  Shilluck
Volume 21 2nd 1916 Shiloh  -  Tarsus
Volume 22 2nd 1916 Tartaglia  -  Valiant
Volume 24 Sup 1930 1930 Abbe  -  Lyons
Volume 25 Sup 1930 [1930] Municipal  -  Zweig

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