Book, 'Pear's Cyclopaedia', 25th Edition, cloth/paper, F Pears Ltd, London, England, 1919-1929.
Red cloth/cardboard bound book, spine and cover stamped with black lettering, 1070 pages, no endpapers, half title with contents page, royal warrant on frontispiece with colour illustrated scene on reverse of "St Pauls' from Blackfriars Bridge, 1840". Contains an English dictionary, a section of general information, prominent people, classical dictionary, gazeteer of the world, office compendium, census of Great Britain, dictionaries on various subjects, Chronicle of the Great War, Ready Reckoner, with a final chapter on skin and complexion and the history of the House of Pears. On the front cover is a moveable planisphere, on the back cover, a calender for the years 1913-1929.
(-3) Title page
Title of work on cover, stamped in black, "PEARS'/ CYCLOPEDIA/....", title of work on spine,
Title page gives title of work and publishing details, printed text in black, "TWENTY-FIFTH EDITION/ ..../ PEARS'/ CYCLOPAEDIA/.....CONTENTS/.....A & F PEARS, Ltd., 70-75 New Oxford Street, London, W.C.1"
Inscription on frontispiece u.l.cnr handwritten in blue & black ink, "John Black/ 21 Albert St/ Leichhardt"
Royal Warrant on frontispiece, printed text and engraved illustration, heraldic scene with text beneath, "BY APPOINTMENT/ A. & F. PEARS Ltd./ Soap Makers by Appointment to/ Their Majesties The King & Queen/ ** and to their late Majesties **/ Queen Victoria & King Edward VII"