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The Outline Of History - 2 Volumes -new Enlarged Edition-brought Up To The Present By Raymond Postgate

By Wells, H. G.

Garden City, NY: Garden City, 1961. 1961 Revised Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Illustrated. Has small previous owners name written on front endpaper in both editions, otherwise Very Good+. Clean and tight text and spine. Hardcover: 1029 pages, Publisher: Garden City Books (1961) ASIN: B001AM2JL0, Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches, , Shipping Weight: 1.6 poundsThe Outline of History, subtitled either "The Whole Story of Man" or "Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind", is a work by H. G. Wells that first appeared in an illustrated version of 24 fortnightly installments beginning on 22 November 1919 and was published as a single volume in 1920. It sold more than two million copies, was translated into many languages, and had a considerable impact on the teaching of history in institutions of higher education. Wells modeled the Outline on the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot. Many revised versions were produced during Wells's lifetime, and the author kept notes on factual corrections he received from around the world. The last revision in his lifetime was published in 1937. In 1949, an expanded version was produced by Raymond Postgate, who extended the narrative through World War II, and later up to 1969. Postgate wrote that "readers wish to hear the views of Wells, not those of Postgate," and endeavoured to preserve Wells's voice throughout. In later editions, G. P. Wells, the author's son, updated early chapters about prehistory to reflect current theoriesprevious editions, for instance, gave credence to the Piltdown Man hoax. The final edition appeared in 1971, but earlier editions are still in print. Maps9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches, 1027 pages


Beacon Lights of History Vol. VI

By Lord, John

NY: Wm. H. Wise, 1921. Hardcover. Fair. Fair+ HB Brown cover, worn444 pages


The Culture Vulture A Guide to Style, Period, and Ism

By Dunlap,Carol

NY. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. Illustrated by Illustrated. 8 vo,312 pages


Whither Mankind

By Beard, Charles A. (ed.)

NY: Longmans, Green, 1928. Hardcover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Navy cover, stains, discoloration, library markings408 pages


The Outline Of History - New Enlarged Edition-Brought Up to the Present Raymond Postgate

By Wells, H.G.

Garden City, NY: Garden City 1940-1956, 1940. New Enlarged Edition. . Hardcover. Good/Good. Book Club edition, some wear, DJ has rips along edges, spine of DJ faded8 vo,1288 pages


A History Of The Nineteenth Century Year By Year

By Emerson, Jr., Edwin

NY: P. F. Collier & Son, 1900. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated by Aps. Burgundy cover, front hinge loose. Volume 2 of Three Volume Set.Colored plates, mapsColored plates, maps8 vo.605-1252 pages


Beacon Lights of History Vol. VIII

By Hulbert, George Spencer [editor]

NY: Wm. H. Wise, 1924. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Brown cover, worn, front hinge loose538 pages


Old World Background to American History: An Elementary History for the Grades or Junior High

By Harding, Samuel Bannister & Margaret

Chicago,IL- NY: Scott Foresman and Co.. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. Illustrated by Illustrated with map. Tan cloth with black lettering and illustrations Primer-sized Scarce copy of an experimental text for teaching junior high school history in modules12mo378 pages


Discovery and Exploration

By Debenham, Frank

Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Hardcover. Fair/Fair. Illustrated by Photos, maps. DJ frayed / worn along edges272 pages