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Wells, H.G
The Outline of History Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind, Partial Set in Parts.
George Newnes Ltd 1819-20, London. First edition of the original parts of Wells' classic work. Quarto, original wrappers, 12 volumes, with full-color covers and many illustrations in color throughout. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom case. The 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 chronicling the history of the world from the origin of the Earth to the First World War. It 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 Encyclopedie of Denis Diderot. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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