George Harrop & Co, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Hendrick van Loon
Twelfth impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 570 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket has brown stains from interior taping of tears, and other signs of wear and tear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous has written in small ink on base of text block.. Edges slightly foxed. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse within two working days.. Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, 1882 March 11, 1944) was a Dutch-American historian and journalist. Born in Rotterdam, he went to the United States in 1903 to study at Cornell University. He was a correspondent during the Russian Revolution of 1905 and in Belgium in 1914 at the start of World War I. He later became a professor of history at Cornell University (1915-17) and in 1919 became an American citizen. From the 1910s until his death, Van Loon wrote many books. Most widely known among these is The Story of Mankind, a history of the world especially for children, which won the first Newbery Medal in 1922. The book was later updated by Van Loon and has continued to be updated, first by his son and later by other historians. Illustrator: Hendrick van Loon. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Art & Design; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6053.