Report to Saint Peter Upon the Kind of World in Which Hendrik Willem Van Loon Spent the First Years of His Life by Hendrik Willem Van Loon hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
George G. Harrap & Co., 1948, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: This book, with many diversions and digressions, follows the authors life in his native Holland until he reaches the age of twelve. After that he travelled a good deal and, at twenty, went to America to satisfy his curiosity about that country, staying there to continue his studies. Van Loon later worked with Associated Press as one of its correspondents, and then lectured on history and art in various American universities. With the outbreak of war in 1914 he returned to Associated Press.
His first great literary success was The Story of Mankind, and it has been followed by many other books, all of vast scope and highly original treatment, each illustrated in the unique Van Loon manner. These books have captured the imaginations of readers in all parts of the world, and they have been translated into many languages. Van Loon died at Greenwich, Connecticut, while engaged in the writing of this book.
Introduction by: Wallace Brockway
Good+ in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several small nicks and slight loss. Price Clipped. Boards a little faded. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
222 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.
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