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PROGRESS OF NATIONS. THE STORY OF THE WORLD AND OF ITS PEOPLES FROM THE DAWN OF HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY by  [and] AVERY ODELLE CRAVEN  F. LEE BENNS - The Unknown Soldier Edition, prepared for

PROGRESS OF NATIONS. THE STORY OF THE WORLD AND OF ITS PEOPLES FROM THE DAWN OF HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY

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PROGRESS OF NATIONS. THE STORY OF THE WORLD AND OF ITS PEOPLES FROM THE DAWN OF HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY

by (HISTORY - EUROPEAN). (BINDINGS - FINELY BOUND SETS). (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS). JERNEGAN, MARCUS WILSON, F. LEE BENNS, [and] AVERY ODELLE CRAVEN

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Chicago: Department of Rehabilitation, Disabled American Veterans of the World War, 1930-31. The Unknown Soldier Edition, prepared for "National Patrons of Honor." (This is copy #604, "especially prepared for Mrs. Eli K. Robinson."). 229 x 156 mm. (9 x 6 1/8"). 10 volumes..
REMARKABLY FINE PUBLISHER'S DELUXE BLACK PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, ORNATELY GILT, front covers with decorative gilt-rule border enclosing elaborate floral rococo-style frame, the frame around a central medallion featuring a knight's plumed helmet; raised bands, gilt compartments elegantly decorated with volutes and small floral tools, gilt titling, gilt turn-ins with curling floral rolls, sky blue pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. With more than 2,000 illustrations, including more than 200 maps and charts; 53 images in color. Perhaps a trivial imperfection somewhere, but essentially IN AS-NEW CONDITION, AN AMAZINGLY WELL-PRESERVED SET, virtually as it was delivered to its original owner.

These profusely illustrated volumes give a thorough account of (primarily Western) world history from the ancient civilizations of Greece and Egypt through the end of World War I and were, the title page tells us, "chronicled with the assistance of eminent historians from leading universities and colleges and published in the interests of the Disabled American veterans of the World War and of a patriotic and intelligent Americanism." Our set is part of a limited edition "especially prepared for those who have lent their support to the program of Disabled American Veterans of the World War," signed by the national commander of that organization. It is in as close to original condition as one could ever hope to find..

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Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
ST11462a-235
Title
PROGRESS OF NATIONS. THE STORY OF THE WORLD AND OF ITS PEOPLES FROM THE DAWN OF HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY
Author
(HISTORY - EUROPEAN). (BINDINGS - FINELY BOUND SETS). (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS). JERNEGAN, MARCUS WILSON, F. LEE BENNS, [and] AVERY ODELLE CRAVEN
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
The Unknown Soldier Edition, prepared for "National Patrons of H
Publisher
Department of Rehabilitation, Disabled American Veterans of the World War
Place of Publication
Chicago
Date Published
1930-31
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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material, but over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

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