The British Encyclopedia

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The British Encyclopaedia and The British Dictionary are a 12 volume illustrated general knowledge encyclopaedia and dictionary published by Odhams Press Ltd in 1933. Volumes one to ten form the Encyclopaedia while the final two together make up the Dictionary.

The work was prepared under the general editorship of J. M. Parrish, M.A. (Oxon.), John R. Crossland, F.R.G.S., and Angelo S. Rappoport, Ph.D., B. es L., and contains an introduction by Cyril Norwood, then Headmaster of Harrow School. Contributors to the work include a number of prominent academics.