The Outline of History The Whole of Man by H.G.Wells Garden City Books Two Volumes 1956

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Hello, fellow vintage book collectors! Allow me to introduce you to a monumental work—The Outline of History The Whole of Man by H.G. Wells, published in 1956 by Garden City Books. This two-volume set offers a sweeping look at the history of mankind, from its earliest days to the modern era.

Three Key Features:

  1. These volumes offer a comprehensive look at human history, covering everything from ancient civilizations to modern advancements. The content is invaluable for anyone
  2. H.G. Wells was not just a prolific writer but also a keen observer of human history and society. His work reflects the post-war optimism and the quest for knowledge that characterized the 1950s.
  3. These volumes would be a great resource for academic research, history book clubs, or even as a thoughtful gift for history buffs.


  • Title: The Outline of History The Whole of Man
  • Publication Date: 1956
  • Publisher: Garden City Books
  • Format: Hardcover book set with dust jackets
  • Pages: Book One: 492, Book Two: 996
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on dust jackets, some pages show yellowing from age. Notes found in the book have been left for your enjoyment.

Wrapping Up:

In essence, this two-volume set by H.G. Wells is a treasure trove of human history. Whether you're an academic, a history enthusiast, or a vintage book collector, these volumes are a must-have for your collection.


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Collections: Vintage History Books

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