AUTHOR: Stepan BORCHUK Danubius, XXXV – Supliment, Galaţi, 2017, pp. 129-140. Abstract The basic elements of encyclopedic tradition on the territory of Galicia in the late nineteenth century are characterized, the work of Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society in the area of entsyklopedystky is reviewed, stages and the peculiarities of creation the first “Ukrainian General Encyclopedia”….