Bibliography of encyclopedias

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This is intended to be as comprehensive as possible list of encyclopedias and encyclopedic/biographical dictionaries ever published in any language. The list will not include reprinted editions but it is intended to list an alphabetical bibliography by theme and language to anything which resembles an A-Z encyclopedia or encyclopedic dictionary, both print and online. Entries are in the English language unless specifically stated as otherwise. Several entries may overlap and be listed under several different topics. For a simple list without bibliographic information see Lists of encyclopedias.

Contents

Archaeology[edit]

Architecture and architects[edit]

Art[edit]

Astronomy[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Biography (general)[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Sonnenschein, William Swan (1891). The Best Books (2nd ed.). London: Routledge. [1]

Business, information and economics[edit]

Cuisine[edit]

Education[edit]

Film and television[edit]

General reference (in English)[edit]

Encyclopedias by country/region[edit]

Albania[edit]

Arab world[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Banglapedia, the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh.

Brazil[edit]

  • Jackson, W. M., ed. (1919). Encyclopedia e diccionario internacional (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Lisboa. [6]

Cape Verde[edit]

Chad[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Ottův slovník naučny (in Czech). V Praze: Otto. 1888-1909.  [7]

Denmark[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

France[edit]

  • Diderot, Denis, et al., ed. (1751-1765). Encyclopedie (in French). Paris: Briasson, etc.  [11]
  • La grande encyclopedie (in French). Paris: Lamirault. 1886-1902.  [12]
  • Larousse, Pierre, ed. (1865-1890). Grand dictionnaire universel du XIXe siecle ... (in French). Paris: Larousse.  [13]

Germany[edit]

  • Ersch, J. S. and J. G. Gruber, ed. (1818-1889). Allegemeine Encclopadie der Wissenschaften und Kunste (in German). Leipzig: Brockhaus.  [14]
  • Der Grosse Brockhaus (in German) (13th ed.). Aufl. Wiesbaden: Brokhaus. [15]
  • Der Grosse Herder (in German) (1st ed.). Freiburg: Herder. 1854-1857.  [16]
  • Grosses vollstandiges Universal=Lexicon (in German). Halle: J. H. Zedler. 1732-1750.  [17]
  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon (in German). Leipzig, Mannheim: Var. 1840-1855-.  [18]

Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Hungary[edit]

  • Révai nagy lexikona (in Hungarian). Budapest: Révai Testvérek Irodalmi Intézet Részvénytársaság. 1911-1935.  [19]

Iceland[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Niger[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • Benedykt Chmielowski, ed. (1745-1746). Nowe Ateny Albo Akademiia Wszelkiej Sciencyi Pełna, Na Różne Tytuły Jak Na Classes Podzielona, Mądrym Dla Memoryjału, Idiotom Dla Nauki, Politykom Dla Praktyki, Melankolikom Dla Rozrywki Erygowana (in Polish). Lviv (Lwów).  [20]
  • Ignacy Krasicki, ed. (1781). Zbiór potrzebniejszych wiadomości (in Polish). Warsaw: Michael Gröll. [21]
  • Samuel Orgelbrand, ed. (1859-1868). S.Orgelbranda Encyklopedia Powszechna (1859) (in Polish). 28 vols. Warsaw: Orgelbrand.  [22]
  • Hipolit and Mieczysław Orgelbrand (Samuel Orgelbrand), ed. (1872-1876). S.Orgelbranda Encyklopedia Powszechna (1872) (in Polish). 12 vols. Warsaw: Orgelbrand.  [23]
  • Encyklopedia ogólna wiedzy ludzkiej (in Polish). 12 vols. Warsaw. 1872-1877. 
  • Hipolit and Mieczysław Orgelbrand (Samuel Orgelbrand), ed. (1898-1912). Orgelbranda Encyklopedia powszechna z ilustracjami i mapami (1898) (in Polish). 16 + 2 vols. Warsaw: Orgelbrand.  [24]
  • Encyklopedia Powszechna Kieszonkowa (in Polish). Warsaw: Nakład druk i własność Noskowskiego. 1888. 
  • Zygmund Gloger, ed. (1900-1903). Encyklopedia staropolska ilustrowana (in Polish). 4 vols. Warsaw: P. Laskauer i W. Babicki.  [25]
  • Saturnin Sikorski, ed. (1890-1914). Wielka encyklopedia powszechna ilustrowana (in Polish). 55 vols. Warsaw: Saturnin Sikorski.  [26][27][28]
  • Encyklopedia podręczna ilustrowana według 2 najnowszego wydania "Macierzy Polskiej" we Lwowie, uzupełniona i opracowana do użytku naszych czytelników (in Polish). 4 vols. Warsaw. 1906. 
  • Encyklopedia popularna ilustrowana treść wszystkich gałęzi wiedzy ludzkiej, podana przystępnie (in Polish). 4 vols. Warsaw. 1909-1912. 
  • Trzaska, Evert I Michalski, ed. (1925-1938). Ilustrowana encyklopedia (in Polish). 6 vols. 
  • Encyklopedia Powszechna Ultima Thule (in Polish). 10 vols. Warsaw. 1927-1939. 
  • Wielka ilustrowana encyklopedia powszechna (in Polish). 20 vols. Cracow (Krakow): Gutenberg, Helge Fergo. 1929-1938.  [29]
  • Wielka encyklopedia powszechna PWN (in Polish). 12 + 1 vols. Warsaw: PWN. 1962-1969. 
  • Encyklopedia powszechna PWN (in Polish). 4 + 1 vols. Warsaw: PWN. 1973-1976. 
  • Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica - polish edition) (in Polish). 49 vols. Warsaw: Kurpisz S.A. 1997-2005. 
  • Wielka encyklopedia PWN (in Polish). 31 vols. Warsaw: PWN. 2001-2005. 
  • Encyklopedia białych plam (in Polish). 20 vols. Warsaw: Polskie Wydawnictwo Encyklopedyczne. 2000-2006. 
  • Nowa encyclopedia powszechna PWN (in Polish). 8 vols. Warsaw: PWN. 2004. 
  • Popularna encyklopedia powszechna (in Polish). 20 + 1 vols. Fogra. 1994-1998. 
  • Encyklopedia powszechna PWN (2009) (in Polish). 30 vols. Warsaw: PWN. 2009-2010. 
  • Wielka encyklopedia Oxford (in Polish). 20 vols. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Polskie Media Amer.Com, E.M. Studio. 2008. 
  • Encyklopedia nowej generacji E2.0 (in Polish). Warsaw: PWN. 2008. 

Russia/Soviet Union[edit]

  • Novyi entsiklopedischeskii slovar' (in Russian). Leipzig: Izdateli F. A. Brokgaus. 1912-1917?.  [30]

Sudan[edit]

Genealogy[edit]

Heraldry[edit]

  • Burke, John Bernard (1884). The General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: Harrison. [31]
  • Fairbairn, James (1923). Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland (4th rev. ed.). Edinburgh: Jack. [32]
  • Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1915). The Book of Public Arms. London and Edinburgh: Jack. [33]
  • Rietstap, Johannes Baptist (1884-1887). Armorial general (in French). Gouda: van Goor.  [34]
  • Rietstap, Johannes Baptist (1903-1926). Armoires des familles contenues dans l'Armorial general. Paris: Inst. Heraldique Universel.  [35]

Orders and decorations[edit]

Geography[edit]

Health[edit]

Sex[edit]

History[edit]

Language[edit]

Literature[edit]

American literature[edit]

  • Alderman, E. A. and J. C. Harris (1908-1923). Library of southern literature. New Orleans: Martin and Hoyt.  [43]
  • Duyckinck, Evert Augustus and Duyckinck, G. I. (1875). Cyclopedia of American literature. Philadelphia: Baxter. [44]
  • Stedman, Edmund Clarence and Hutchinson, Ellen MacKay (1891). Library of American literature from the earliest settlement to the present time. New York: Webster. [45]

Italian literature[edit]

Authors[edit]

  • Allibone, Samuel Austin (1858). Critical dictionary of English literature and British and American authors. Philadelphia: Lippincott. [46]
  • Gubernatis, Angelo de (1905). Dictionnaire international des ecrivains du monde latin (in Latin). Rome: Auteur. [47]

Norwegian authors[edit]

  • Halvorsen, Jens Braage (1905). Norsk forfatter-lexikon, 1814-1880 (in Norwegian). Kristiana: Norske Forlagsforening. [48]

Shakespeare[edit]

  • Stokes, Francis Griffin (1905). Dictionary of the characters and proper names in the works of Shakespeare. London: Harrap. [49]

Belgium and Netherlands[edit]

  • Fredericks, Johann Godefridus and Branden, F. J. van den (1888-1892). Biographisch woordenboek der Noord- en Zuidnederlandsche letterkunde (in Dutch). Amsterdam: Veen.  [50]

Danish literature[edit]

  • Eslew, Thomas Hansen (1843-1853). Almindeligt Fofatter-Lexicon for Kongeriget Danmark med tillhørende Bilande, fra 1814 til 1840 (in Danish). Copenhagen: Forlagsforeningens Forlag.  [51]

Epics and romances[edit]

  • British Museum. Dept. of Manuscripts (1883-1910). Catalogue of romances in the Dept. of Manuscripts in the British Museum. London: Trustees.  [52]
  • Guerber, Helene Adeline (1919). Book of the epic. London: Harrap. [53]
  • Spence, Lewis (1913). Dictionary of medieval romance and romance writers. New York: Dutton. [54]

French literature[edit]

  • Niceron, Jean-Pierre (1727-1745). Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des hommes illustres dans la république des lettres (in French). Paris: Briasson.  [55]

German literature[edit]

  • Brümmer, Franz (1913). Lexikon der deutschen Dichter und Prosaisten vom Beginn der 19. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart (in German). Aufl. Leipzig: Reclam. [56]
  • Goedeke, Karl (1884-1966). Grundriss zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen (in German). Aufl. Dresden: Ehlermann.  [57]
  • Kürschners deutscher Literatur-Kalendar (in German). Berlin: W. de Gruyter. 1879-.  [58]

Irish literature[edit]

  • Brown, Stephen James (1919). Ireland in fiction. Dublin, London: Maunsel. [59]
  • O'Donoghue, David James (1912). The poets of Ireland. Dublin: Figgis. [60]

Russian literature[edit]

  • Vengerov, Semen Afanas'evich (1900-1917). Istochniki slovakia russkikh pisatelei (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: Tip. Imp. Akademia Nauk.  [61]

Maritime and Nautical[edit]

Nautical dictionaries and encyclopædias[edit]

Meteorological[edit]

Music and dance[edit]

Dance[edit]

Philology[edit]

Philologists[edit]

  • Biogaphisches Jahrbuch für Alterumskunde (in German). Berlin: Calvary. 1879-1898.  [62]
  • Biogaphisches Jahrbuch für Alterumskunde (in German). Leipzig: Reisland. 1899-1944.  [63]

Philosophy[edit]

  • Ast, Friedrich (1835-1838). Lexicon Platonicum. Lipsiae: Weidmann.  [64]
  • Baldwin, James Mark (1901-1905). Dictionary of philosophy and psychology. New York: Macmillan.  [65]
  • Blanc, Elie (1906). Dictionnaire de philosophie ancienne, moderne and contemporaine (in French). Paris: Lethielleux. [66]
  • Eisler, Rudolf (1922). Handworterbuch der Philosophie (in German). Berlin: Mittler. [67]
  • Eisler, Rudolf (1889). Worterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe (in German). Berlin: Mittler. [68]

Politics and law[edit]

Printing and Publishing[edit]

  • Duff, E. Gordon (1905). Century of the English Book Trade ... 1457-1557. London: Bibliographical Society. [69]
  • Fumagalli, Giuseppe (1905). Lexicon typographicum Italiae (in Italian). Florence: Olschki. [70]
  • Lepreux, Georges (1909-1914). Gallia typographica (in French). Paris: Champion.  [71]
  • McKerrow, R. B. (1910). Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland and of Foreign Printers of English Books, 1557-1640. London: Bibliographical Society. [72]
  • Plomer, H. R. (1907). Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers Who Were at Work in England, Scotland and Ireland, from 1641 to 1667. London: Bibliographical Society. [73]

Proverbs[edit]

  • Apperson, George Latimer (1929). English proverbs and proverbial phrases. London: Dent. [74]

Psychology[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • Bartlett, John (1855). Familiar Quotations. [75]
  • Benham, William Gurney (1907). Benham's Book of quotations, proverbs, and household words. [76]
  • Hoyt, Jehiel Keeler (1882). Hoyt's new cyclopedia of practical quotations drawn from the speech and literature of all nations, ancient and modern, classic and popular, in English and foreign text. Berlin: Mittler. [77]

Arabic and Persian[edit]

  • Field, Claud (1911). Dictionary of Oriental Quotations (Arabic and Persian). New York: Macmillan. [78]

Chinese[edit]

  • Ch'êng yü k'ao; A Manual of Chinese quotations. Hong Kong: Kelly and Walsh. 1903. [79]

French[edit]

  • Harbottle, Thomas Benfield and P. H. Dalbiac (1901). Dictionary of quotations (French and Italian). New York: Macmillan. [80]

German[edit]

  • Büchmann, Georg (1866). Geflügelte Worte. [81]
  • Dalbiac, Lilian (1906). Dictionary of quotations (German) with author and subject indexes. New York: Macmillan. [82]

Italian[edit]

  • Finzi, Giuseppe (1902). Dizionario di citazioni latine ed italiane. Milano: Sandron. [83]
  • Fumagalli, Giuseppe (1914-1918). Chi l'ha detto?.  [84]

Latin and Greek[edit]

  • Harbottle, Thomas Benfield (1906). Dictionary of quotations (classical). London: Sonnenschein. [85]
  • Ramage, Craufurd Tait (1895). Beautiful thoughts from Greek authors, with English translations. London: Routledge. [86]
  • Ramage, Craufurd Tait (1895). Beautiful thoughts from Latin authors, with English translations. London: Routledge. [87]

Spanish[edit]

  • Harbottle, Thomas Benfield and Hume, Martin (1907). Dictionary of Quotations (Spanish) with subject and authors' index. New York: Macmillan. [88]

Religion[edit]

Science[edit]

General[edit]

Biology[edit]

Animals[edit]

Horses[edit]

Environment[edit]

Sociology[edit]

Speech and rhetoric[edit]

  • Brewer, David Josiah and others (1901). World's best orations. St. Louis: Kaiser. [89]

Sport[edit]

Snooker and billiards[edit]

Technology and engineering[edit]

Citations[edit]

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  6. ^ Sheehy, 1986, p. 139.
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  15. ^ Sheehy, 1986, p. 141.
  16. ^ Sheehy, 1986, p. 141.
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  25. ^ http://pl.wikisource.org/wiki/Encyklopedia_staropolska
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References[edit]

  • Sheehy, Eugene P., ed. (1986). Guide to Reference Books (Tenth ed.). Chicago and London: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0390-8.