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The Outline of History

£40.00

Product description

Well's Outline History, modelled on Diderot, was first published in 1920.  This 1925 edition was updated by the author to reflect feedback from readers.  Richly illustrated and very well produced, it sold in huge volumes (more than 1M) and influenced teaching in schools in the 1920s.  This two volume set, in its dark blue embossed boards with gilt lettering on the spine,  is in remarkably good condition, unmarked internally -  the hinges are sound, the top page edges in dark blue are free of dust and the text block is not foxed.  Although they appear to be one set, the end papers of Volume 1 are cream , while those of Volume 2 are grey, matching the backing of the many inserted illustrations.  Both volumes are very handsome - rated very good ++.   heavy books, may attract additional delivery charges.  (Please note that the vertical line in the illustrations is produced by our faulty scanner)    

Item details

Author(s):
H G Wells
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Dimensions:
29 x 22.5 x 8cm
Edition:
Revised edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
767
Publisher:
Waverley

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Well's Outline History, modelled on Diderot, was first published in 1920.  This 1925 edition was updated by the author to reflect feedback from readers.  Richly illustrated and very well produced, it sold in huge volumes (more than 1M) and influenced teaching in schools in the 1920s.  This two volume set, in its dark blue embossed boards with gilt lettering on the spine,  is in remarkably good condition, unmarked internally -  the hinges are sound, the top page edges in dark blue are free of dust and the text block is not foxed.  Although they appear to be one set, the end papers of Volume 1 are cream , while those of Volume 2 are grey, matching the backing of the many inserted illustrations.  Both volumes are very handsome - rated very good ++.   heavy books, may attract additional delivery charges.  (Please note that the vertical line in the illustrations is produced by our faulty scanner)    

Author(s):
H G Wells
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Dimensions:
29 x 22.5 x 8cm
Edition:
Revised edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
767
Publisher:
Waverley

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