The Book of Knowledge Annual 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960 of the Children's Encyclopedia The Grolier Society

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Embark on a journey through time with The Book of Knowledge Annual Collection, encompassing the years 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960.  Each volume is a gateway to the past, offering a snapshot of the world's knowledge and wisdom as presented to young minds during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The Book of Knowledge set is more than just an educational tool; it's a historical artifact that emphasizes the transformative power of wisdom and knowledge in elevating consciousness and contributing to the collective evolution of humanity. These books are a testament to the belief that understanding and learning can change the world, a principle that resonates deeply even today.

In good condition, with only minor wear on the covers, this collection is perfect for collectors, educators, and anyone interested in the rich tapestry of human knowledge as it was imparted to the younger generation during a pivotal era.

Note: the bookends in the photos are used for display purpose's. They are NOT included. Only the four books are for sale.


  • Publisher: The Grolier Society
  • Years Covered: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 420
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1 inches
  • Condition: Good, with minor wear on covers

Four Key Features:

  1. Historical Insight: Offers a glimpse into the educational content provided to children over half a century ago.
  2. Collective Wisdom: highlights the importance of knowledge and learning in societal progress.
  3. Educational Value: A valuable resource for understanding mid-20th-century perspectives on various subjects.
  4. Nostalgic Charm: A delightful addition to any book collector's library or a thoughtful gift for those who cherish educational history.

Beyond The Final Page:

The Book of Knowledge Annual Collection serves as a reminder of the enduring power of education and the role it plays in shaping the future. It invites readers of all ages to explore, learn, and ponder the vast expanse of human understanding and the quest for wisdom that defines our species.


This collection is sold as a vintage item and may show signs of wear consistent with its age. Please refer to the photos for a detailed look, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or additional pictures.

Collections: Vintage History Books

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