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The Outline of History by  H.G WELLS - Hardcover - 1930 - from Ravenwood Gables Bookstore and Biblio.com

The Outline of History

by WELLS, H.G

Condition: Good/No Jacket


Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing Co., 1930. Third edition. A plain history of life and mankind complete in one volume. 1174 pages, index, maps, illustrations. Black cloth binding is torn on hinge near bottom of spine, worn through at bottom corner. Ex-owner's name on front end paper. Notations in margins on some pages. . Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The Outline of History, subtitled either "The Whole Story of Man" or "Being A Plain History of Life and Mankind," is a book by H. G. Wells published in 1919. Wells was very dissatisfied with the quality of history textbooks at the end of World War I, and so, between 1918 and 1919, produced a 1,324-page work which was published in serial softcover form in 1919, with the first hardcover edition appearing in 1920. The book met with popular acclaim and massive sales.



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