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The Pears Cyclopaedia Collector's Gallery - Editions 1 - 20

Pears Cyclopaedia was first produced in 1897, named Pears Shilling Cyclopaedia.  In its early days it  was produced 'as the demand requires', which meant 2 or 3 times per year. Each edition indicates the total number of copies produced - for example, the ninth edition indicates the completion of 500,000 copies.

Sometime after this the edition number seems to have been dropped, with the Cyclopaedia referring only to the number of editions completed e.g. edition completing 900,000 copies.

1st edition (1897)
(Facsimile reprint shown)
2nd edition (1898)
???? copies
Includes result of 1897 boat race
3rd edition (1898)
???? copies
Includes result of 1898 boat race
4th Edition (????)
???? copies
5th Edition (????)
???? copies
6th Edition (1902)
 300,000 copies
Includes result of 1902 boat race
7th Edition (1903)
1st issue - 350,000 copies?
2nd issue - 400,000 copies
Includes result of 1902 boat race
8th Edition (1906)
450,000 copies
Includes result of 1906 boat race
9th Edition (1907)
500,000 copies
Includes result of 1907 boat race
10th Edition (1908/09)
550,000 copies
11th Edition (1910)
600,000 copies ????
Events to August 1910
12th Edition (1911)
650,000 copies
Events to February 1911
13th Edition (1912)
700,000 copies
Events to December 191
1
14th Edition (1913)
800,000 copies
Events to
January 1913
15th Edition (1913)
900,000 copies
Events to June
1913
16th Edition (1913)
1,000,000  copies
Events to Oct. 1913
17th Edition (1914)
1,100,000  copies
E
vents to Dec. 1913
 18thEdition (1915)
1,200,000 copies
E
vents to Feb. 1915
19th Edition (1915)
1,300,000 copies
E
vents to Sept. 1915
20th Edition (1916)
1,400,000 copies
Events to June 1916

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