Cadiz: Imprenta Nacional, 1813. 1/4 Leather. 4to (21 cm, 8.3 in). , 694 pp., lacks frontis.
First edition: The Spanish Inquisition was established in the 13th-century. The power of the Spanish Inquisition wavered over the centuries and was limited to the censorship of books and free speech by the early 1800s; this censorship was abolished in 1812. Here is a discussion regarding its potential reinstatement by the Spanish Cortes (1810-1813) and their decision against it in 1813.
Palau 74471. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Columbia Encyclopedia. Contemporary quarter speckled leather with gilt tooling on the spine and marbled paper over boards on sides, the binding shows age and handling, plus wear to joints and fore-edge corners. Red-speckled edges with top edge dusty. As usual, lacks the frontispiece. Scattered light foxing. Well-preserved, tight, and square. Good+. Item #869