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Guinness Encyclopaedias

In 1990 Guinness Publishing produced the Guinness Encyclopedia - a natural companion to the range of reference books produced over the preceding decades. Several variants of this edition were produced, and a number of other Guinness publications were also named or classified as encyclopaedias. This section of our site details these editions.

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia

Editor

Ian Crofton

Date

September 1990 ISBN 0-85112-313-9

Format

Hardback 294x260mm

Pages 760 Price New £29.95

Sections

12 ("The Nature of the Universe", "The Restless Earth", "The Living Planet", "The Human Organism", "The World Today", "Technology and Industry", "A History of the World", "Religion and Philosophy", "The Visual Arts", "Music and Dance", "Language and Literature" and "The Countries of the World"")

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy
Notes This edition was reprinted in 1990.

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia (Updated)

Editor

Ian Crofton

Date

September 1992 ISBN 0-85112-599-9

Format

Hardback 294x260mm

Pages 760 Price New £29.95

Sections

12 ("The Nature of the Universe", "The Restless Earth", "The Living Planet", "The Human Organism", "The World Today", "Technology and Industry", "A History of the World", "Religion and Philosophy", "The Visual Arts", "Music and Dance", "Language and Literature" and "The Countries of the World"")

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Concise Encyclopedia

Editor

Ian Crofton

Date

August 1993 ISBN 0-85112-566-2

Format

Hardback 268x200mm

Pages 440 Price New £17.95

Sections

12 ("The Nature of the Universe", "The Restless Earth", "The Living Planet", "The Human Organism", "The World Today", "Technology and Industry", "A History of the World", "Religion and Philosophy", "The Visual Arts", "Music and Dance", "Language and Literature" and "The Countries of the World"")

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia (Revised & Updated)

Editor

Ian Crofton

Date

September 1993 ISBN 0-85112-740-1

Format

Hardback 294x260mm

Pages 760 Price New £29.95

Sections

12 ("The Nature of the Universe", "The Restless Earth", "The Living Planet", "The Human Organism", "The World Today", "Technology and Industry", "A History of the World", "Religion and Philosophy", "The Visual Arts", "Music and Dance", "Language and Literature" and "The Countries of the World"")

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Compact Encyclopedia

Editors

Ian Crofton, Stephen Adamson

Date

August 1994 ISBN 0-85112-781-9

Format

Paperback 231x153mm

Pages 512 Price New £9.99

Sections

12 ("The Nature of the Universe", "The Restless Earth", "The Living Planet", "The Human Organism", "The World Today", "Technology and Industry", "A History of the World", "Religion and Philosophy", "The Visual Arts", "Music and Dance", "Language and Literature" and "The Countries of the World"")

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer

Bath Press Ltd.

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia New Edition

Editor

Ian Crofton

Date

August 1995 ISBN 0-85112-663-4

Format

Hardback 294x260mm

Pages 784 Price New £35.00

Sections

12 ("The Nature of the Universe", "The Restless Earth", "The Living Planet", "The Human Organism", "The World Today", "Technology and Industry", "A History of the World", "Religion and Philosophy", "The Visual Arts", "Music and Dance", "Language and Literature" and "The Countries of the World"")

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Limited

Printer

Bookprint, S. L., Barcelona, Spain

Other Encyclopaedias

 

Title

The Ultimate Joke Encyclopaedia

Editors

Honor Head, Gyles Brandreth

Date

September 1986

(1989, 1990, 1991, etc.)

ISBN

0-85112-409-7 (limp)

0-85112-408-9 (cased)

Format

Paperback 250x195mm

Hardback 257x207mm

Pages

320

352

Price New

£5.95

£7.99

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press,Bath, Avon (Paperback).

Richard Clay Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk (Hardback).

Notes
  1. This edition was reprinted regularly

  2. A Book Club Associates (Guild Publishing) edition was also published in 1986 under the "Toucan Books" banner.

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results

Authors

Peter Matthews and Ian Morrison

Date

October 1987 ISBN 0-85112-492-5

Format

Paperback 260x193mm

Pages 352 Price New £9.95

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Butler and Tanner Ltd., Frome, Somerset

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Games, Puzzles & Pastimes

Editor

Honor Head

Date

September 1988 ISBN 0-85112-432-1

Format

Paperback 250x195mm

Pages 256 Price New £6.95

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Adlard & Son Ltd., Letchworth, Herts

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Hollywood

Editors

Scott Siegel and Barbara Siegel

Date

August 1990 ISBN 0-85112-926-9

Format

Hardback 286x220mm

Pages 499 Price New £19.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Limited, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex under licence from Facts On File, Inc., New York

Printed

in the USA

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of International Sports Records and Results

Edition

2nd Edition

Authors

Peter Matthews and Ian Morrison

Date

October 1990 ISBN 0-85112-910-2

Format

Paperback 256x190mm

Pages 416 Price New £13.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Warfare

Editor

Robin Cross

Date

August 1991 ISBN 0-85112-985-4

Format

Hardback 334x245mm

Pages 256 Price New £19.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Leefung-Asco Printers Limited, Hong Kong

 

Title

The Guinness Football Encyclopedia

Editor

Graham Hart

Date

October 1991 ISBN 0-85112-998-6

Format

Hardback 302x227mm

Pages 216 Price New £14.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Butler and Tanner Ltd., Frome, Somerset

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of the Living World

Editor

Ben Dupré

Date

September 1992 ISBN 0-85112-963-3

Format

Hardback 294x255mm

Pages 306 Price New £21.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of World History

Editor

Richard Milbank

Date

September 1992 ISBN 0-85112-994-3

Format

Hardback 294x255mm

Pages 306 Price New £21.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Weaponry

Editor

Ian V Hogg

Date

October 1992 ISBN 0-85112-521-2

Format

Hardback 334x245mm

Pages 224 Price New £19.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Leefung Asco Printers Limited, Hong Kong

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of International Sports Records and Results

Edition

3rd Edition

Author

Peter Matthews

Date

April 1993 ISBN 0-85112-537-9

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Pages 416 Price New £14.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Signs & Symbols

Author

John Foley

Date

August 1993 ISBN 0-85112-945-5

Format

Hardback 240x180mm

Pages 256 Price New £14.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

 

Title

The Guinness Football Encyclopedia Second Edition

Editor

Graham Hart

Date

September 1993 ISBN 0-85112-730-4

Format

Hardback 302x227mm

Pages 218 Price New £15.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Butler and Tanner Ltd., Frome and London

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

Author

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Date

April 1994 ISBN 0-85112-748-7

Format

Paperback 273x200mm

Pages 374 Price New £11.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd under licence from Facts on File Inc, New York

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath
Notes This edition was reprinted in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997

 

Title

The Johnnie Walker Encyclopedia of Golf

Editors

Bob Ferrier and Graham Hart

Date

June 1994 ISBN 0-85112-747-9

Format

Hardback 302x227mm

Pages 224 Price New £19.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Science

Author

Dr Robert M. Youngson

Date

September 1994 ISBN 0-85112-544-1

Format

Hardback 295x255mm

Pages 306 Price New £21.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of the Human Being

Author

Dr Robert M. Youngson

Date

September 1994 ISBN 0-85112-565-4

Format

Hardback 295x255mm

Pages 284 Price New £21.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan, Italy

 

Title

Guinness Cricket Encyclopedia

Author

Alan Rustad

Date

May 1995 ISBN 0-85112-650-2

Format

Hardback 274x205mm

Pages 256 Price New £17.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon

 

Title

The Guinness Football Encyclopedia Third Edition

Editor

Graham Hart

Date

September 1995 ISBN 0-85112-664-2

Format

Hardback 302x227mm

Pages 222 Price New £14.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

 

Title

The Guinness Encyclopedia of International Sports Records and Results

Edition

4th Edition

Author

Peter Matthews

Date

October 1995 ISBN 0-85112-686-3

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Pages 416 Price New £15.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon

 

Title

The Guinness Television Encyclopedia

Author

Jeff Evans

Date

October 1995 ISBN 0-85112-744-4

Format

Paperback 233x154mm

Pages 592 Price New £14.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

Bath Press