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Reduced - Beautiful "The Book of Knowledge" - Vintage Astronomy Sold!

Price - $25.00

Ad Number: 130512

Posted: 02 Mar 2018

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​​​Beautiful old book "The Book of Knowledge - The Children's Encyclopedia" Volume XI from the Grollier Society Inc. New York 1940. About 800 pages. Gorgeous illustrations, artwork, and photographs on almost every page. Many sections on astronomy and science and even a section on telescope making. Also has many exquisitely illustrated sections for birders and naturalists.

Divided into separate book sections - The Book of the Earth (containing astronomy), The Book of Plant Life, The Book of Animal Life, The Book of Our Own Life, The Book of Wonder (really cool section!), The Book of Familiar Things, The Book of Literature, The Story of the Fine Arts, The Book pf all Countries, The Book of the United States, The Book of Men and Women, Famous Books, The Book of Golden Deeds, The Book of Stories, Things to Make and Things To Do (another truly amazing section with all kinds of fun things to try), French Little Picture Stories, etc. Contains many lovely colored plates.

​This is such an amazing and tremendously fun/interesting book to read or just simply page through savoring all of the carefully drawn artwork and illustrations. The section on using the stars to find your way contains all sorts of wonderful little tidbits that have sadly fallen out of common knowledge. This is a substantial, beautifully well-made book.

​Asking $25 plus $5 for shipping and pp. Price negotiable.


  • Condition Good
  • Location Lakewood (West Coast)

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