xvii + 1027 pp, index, chronology, pronunciation guide, numerous illustrations, maps, and photos. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, some darkening inside covers along edge of pastedowns. Jackets show a little edge wear and rubbing, some rippling and dampstain to back of volune II jacket. Bottom corner of flap is clipped (probably where 'Book Club Edition' was printed) with price sticker at top of flap. A bright attractive copy of this two volume set.
H.G. Wells starts with the first life to arise on Earth, moves through pre-historic man and ancient civilizations all the way through the Second World War and early Cold War in a sweeping overview of the whole of human history.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall