With its 58 volumes, the Italian Encyclopedia of Sciences, Literature and Arts is the most organic and rigorous synthesis of knowledge on the history of Italian culture. After an immense amount of cultural research, this encyclopaedia has become the most successful attempt to gather a vast multiplicity of knowledge inside a single information source, and to integrate them with each other in terms of historical dimension and systematic structure. An open work, continuously updated, with extended entries, developed by the greatest international specialists. During roughly a century, thanks to the community of Italian and international culture, the Italian Encyclopaedia has constituted and still constitutes the major cultural reference point for at least three generations of readers.
58 volumes (35 alphabetic volumes, 21 volumes of appendices, 2 volumes of Indices), 23.5x31 cm format, bound in leather with gold engravings and decorations. About 55,000 pages and 32,500 illustrations. Over 8,300 colour and black&white out-of-text plates. 400 general and thematic colour maps. Pure ivory cellulose paper by Fabriano