Replacing a Missing Volume from an Old Encyclopedia Set?

December 8, 2020

A set of encyclopedias.I am looking for volume II of these encyclopedias. Can anyone help?

Antique/Antiquarian Linen & Leather Rare Set Of Chambers Encyclopaedias (1888)



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I think you could say this is a rare set!!
There are some places you might put out a wanted message but I'm not sure you'll get any results as I'm sure you know there are probably not very sets available and no one will be breaking up a set.
You might try placing a message on Reddit as they have good response and someone may be able to tell you who to contact. If you are not a member of Reddit it may be confusing but if you have problems you can contact an administrator for help. This is an amazing site for questions of all kinds.

This is a very good site to place an alert and very few people seem to know about it.


Abe's books is a big seller of antique and vintage books so give them your information and they will keep it open in case someone has this set.

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December 1, 2017

I am looking for the annual volumes from the years 1959, 60, and 61.

Thank you in advance!


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You can contact older book stores, donation centers, eBay, Craig's list and garage sales. You can also post a request on Facebook and a few other social media sites.


Have you tried to send out a Tweet asking anyone if they have one to sell.

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December 17, 2018

I need to find vol. number 10 from Grolier's Book of Knowledge 1950 series or newer it's a 20 vol set. My number 10 got destroyed. Any ideas where to search?

Thanks for the help.


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It is very difficult to find one specific volume but you can create an sign in (free) at Abe's Books and place it on your wanted list on their site.


This site sells a lot of books and especially encyclopedias so someone may have this volume and they all read the wanted ads.
This is not the only site but it may be your best shot at finding one volume.

Sets on eBay (1950) are selling for $60-$200 plus shipping but occasionally they will have sellers listing single volumes. You can click on at "advance" near the top of the listings and follow instructions to be notified if anyone lists one of these volume. Sometimes it is difficult to pin down an exact match so you may get more "notices" than you want but you always cancel the request.

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Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Google are your best resources.

I suggest setting up a google alert, and then if one comes up on one of these, or another site, you will be notified.


Here is a how to set up the alert:

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August 9, 2012

I have any almost complete set of the Globe encyclopedia London, Edinburgh & Dublin: A. Fullarton & Co 1880. I would like to find a missing volume and find the value for the set. Any suggestions?

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August 11, 20120 found this helpful

Even if you found the missing volume, the set would be worth very little, if anything. Encyclopedias have been replaced by the internet.

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August 12, 20120 found this helpful

There's Thriftyfun thread about this that came up when I Googled it:
Is 1880 the year your set was published?

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