Found- a bookmark advertising the virtues of Everyman’s Encyclopaedia. For obvious reasons the set is now of very little value, except as decoration. In the 1920s, when these were written it was a (relatively) portable fount of all knowledge – hence these brief encomiums from the great and the good (and the titled). Sets could be bought with their own small book-case ‘in unstained oak’ and the deluxe versions in full leather (£7 10 shillings.) It boasted 7 million words and 2700 illustrations plus a World Atlas.
Prof. Sir J. Arthur Thomson
What an encyclopaedia! So comprehensive and yet so compact. It is like a well-arranged series of levers, releasing a wealth of potential energy with minimum effort.
H. G. Wells
I think it remarkably good value.
A wonderful production. These 12 volumes form a library in themselves, a never-failing source of information and delight.
Sir Arthur Keith
I have searched its pages and have found without fail an accurate and adequate statement of the best and latest known. It is a veritable triumph.
Rt. Hon. J. R. Clynes
Subjects and events of recent date are covered beyond all expectation.
Rt. Hon. Sir A. Chamberlain
Admirably written and edited, it contains a surprising amount of information. The pages open freely and the print is clear.
Sir Josiah Stamp
I have used Everyman’s Encyclopaedia constantly. It is an invaluable work.
J. B. Priestley
At the price it is a most extraordinary production. It is easy and pleasant to read and has been edited with great skill.
Dr. Ernest Braker
A work which (in its admirable little bookcase) will always stand on my desk, ready for immediate consultation as I write.
J. C. Squire
A true Encyclopaedia, containing compressed comment as well as facts and dates, and there is no work quite like it.
Dr. A. Mansbridge
A first-class working tool, at once the stimulus to intelligent curiosity and the satisfaction of it.