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Item #77946 The Outline of History Vols I and II, Clarence Darrow's Personal Copy. H. G Wells.
The Outline of History Vols I and II, Clarence Darrow's Personal Copy.
The Outline of History Vols I and II, Clarence Darrow's Personal Copy.
The Outline of History Vols I and II, Clarence Darrow's Personal Copy.
The Outline of History Vols I and II, Clarence Darrow's Personal Copy.

The Outline of History Vols I and II, Clarence Darrow's Personal Copy.

Clarence Darrow's Copy Wells, H.G. [1866-1946]. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. xix, [1], 648; x, [2], 676 pp. 2 volumes. Illustrated. Publisher's red textured cloth, central embossed vignette to front boards, gilt titles and volume numbers to spines. Light soiling and shelfwear, faint staining to front board of Vol. I and spine of Vol. II., light fading to spines, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, front hinge of Vol. II cracked, moderate toning, pencil marks to margins of pp. 573-581 of Vol. I, text otherwise clean. Ownership signatures of Clarence Darrow ("C.S. Darrow") to front free endpapers. $1,500. * New Republic edition, published the same year as the first collected American edition. Though best known for his science fiction, Wells was also a dedicated socialist and progressive thinker and wrote a number of non-fiction works discussing history, politics and society. Originally published in parts, his popular Outline of History documents world history from the origins of the Earth to World War I and "the next stage of history." This copy was owned by American attorney Clarence Darrow [1857-1938], famous not only for his skill as a lawyer but for his intellectual contributions to progressive thought in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The pencil markings to Vol. I are in the section "The Beginnings of Christianity" and highlight paragraphs discussing the life and personal characteristics of Jesus Christ.

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