Chambers Biographical Dictionary - Edited by Melanie ParryChambers, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
6th (revised) edition, 4th printing, [First Published: 1897]
From the cover: “The publication of the sixth edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary, the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume biographical dictionary available, marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the first edition in 1897. With the addition of over 3,500 new entries, this new volume has been extensively revised and updated to include an even wider range of entries, giving increased — and unrivalled — coverage in such areas as sport, science, music, art, literature, politics, television and film.
As well as containing well over 17,500 alphabetically arranged articles describing the nationality, occupation and achievements of each person, there are new features such as the 250 panels which focus on a wide variety of individuals regarded as being particularly important, influential and interesting. The panels also contain bibliographical information and quotations. There are thousands of suggestions for further reading, and a new reader-friendly format which invites browsing and is enhanced by extensive cross-referencing.
Covering the full range of human achievement, from Boudicca to Nelson Mandela, Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking and Dante to Maya Angelou, the centenary edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary is packed with fascinating biographies spanning not only all the centuries from thousands of years before Christ right up to the present day, but also every continent and all fields of human endeavour.”