Value of 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica?

I have the complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica or: a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences compiled upon a new plan in which the different sciences and arts are digested in distinct Treaties or Systems. It is illustrated with 160 copperplates by a society of Gentlemen in Scotland. There are 3 volumes. It is in mint condition. It was published in Edinburgh; printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquharand, fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at his printing office, Nicolfon-ftreet M.D.C.C.L.X.X.I year-1771


By Emily P from Atlanta, GA

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September 6, 20120 found this helpful

If you do a search on eBay with this term "1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica". You'll find several for sale. They currently range from $55 to $180. If you are a register eBay user you can also look at completed items. Looks like the last set to sell was $79.95. The nice thing is they all have pictures and descriptions on eBay so you should be able to match it up to what you have. Good luck!

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May 31, 20130 found this helpful

If you really do have original 1st edition 3 volume set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, please contact me for more information at mrmima AT

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February 18, 20140 found this helpful

Hi Emily P. Do you still have your set of Encyclopaedia Britannica from 1771? If you want an appraisal please email me with more information to mrmima hat yahoo dot de

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September 24, 20150 found this helpful

Hi Lewissan, obviously you are not aware that the items you have found on the websites you listed are 'Facsimilie' copies. The original 1st Editions are worth several thousand pounds.

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