Saturday, January 16, 2016

Italy 2105
Italian Encyclopaedia of Science, Letters, and Arts

ISSUE DATE: 31 October 2015
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 30 mm
 STAMP DESIGN: Gaetano Ieluzzo

Italian Encyclopaedia of Science, Letters, and Arts (Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti) best known as Treccani for its developer Giovanni Treccani or Enciclopedia Italiana, is an Italian-language encyclopaedia. The publication Encyclopaedias: "Their History Throughout The Ages" regards it as one of the greatest encyclopaedias, along with the Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition and the Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana.

The first edition was published serially between 1929 and 1936. In all, 35 volumes were published, plus one index volume. The set contained 60,000 articles and 50 million words. Each volume is approximately 1,015 pages, and 26 supplementary volumes were published between 1938 and 2011.

Stamp images thanks to Poste Italiane