“THE BRITANNICA QUEST”
Who has the oldest printed Britannica in Great Britain?
London, 5 October 2009
- Monday, 5th October, 2009 — Encyclopaedia Britannica – a 21st–century online publisher founded on deep historical roots and voted as one of the top ten 'Superbrands' by UK consumers as announced July – has launched a nationwide search for the oldest complete set of the printed Encyclopaedia Britannica in a private home.
- The owner of the oldest complete set that Britannica finds will receive a fantastic gift worth over £2,600 - the Limited Edition 2010 32-volume Encyclopaedia (only 500 numbered copies available worldwide), as well as a perfect replica of the very first 3-volume 1768 Edition Encyclopaedia Britannica AND one year’s free full access to the massive database of Britannica Online. In addition all registrants will be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a new 2010 revision of the standard Encyclopaedia Britannica set worth £1,195.
- If yours is not the oldest edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica or even if you do not own a set, you can still enter our free prize draw to win a new 2010 revision of the standard Encyclopaedia Britannica set worth £1,195. All registrants will be automatically entered into the free prize draw.
- First published in 1768 and trusted throughout generations for its accurate facts, lucid writing and carefully constructed articles, Britannica continues to be the world’s most renowned encyclopedia both in print and online. In celebration of this longevity, Britannica is interested to hear how the brand has featured in people’s lives and is also calling for stories, experiences and photos.
- The closing date for all entries is 18th December, 2009.
To register please visit: www.britannica.co.uk/entry
Notes to editors:
- The Encyclopædia Britannica is a home of writers, thinkers and philosophers, wits and teachers. Contributors since its origin in 1768 have included such celebrated academics and authors as A.C Grayling, Peter Kellner, Paul de Sousa, Gary Dickson, Sigmund Freud, Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Leon Trotsky and Harry Houdini
In 1994 the company developed Britannica Online, the first encyclopedia for the Internet, which made the entire text of the printed Encyclopædia Britannica available online, as well as a Britannica DVD version. New initiatives for the Web are continuously under way. Britannica Kids, just published, is the essential online homework helper for children aged from 6 to 14.
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