Dark blue cloth boards with gilt titles and decoration to spine. Book shows general wear, marking and scuffing to back cover. Front cover is fairly well preserved with light edge and corner wear. Hinges are both worn to intact binding mesh and loose. Page block still quite solid, with no marking of any kind to interior/text. Title page reads "Five comprehevsive books in one volume": The Industrial Age; The World's Science and Invention; Marvelous Peculiarities and Noteworthy Facts of All Nations and Countries of the World; Amazing Wonders of Nature; and Things We All Should Know. "Nearly" 400 photographic illustrations. A fine example of the boyish exuberance of the beginning of the industrial age, when the triumphant White Man and his Noble God were destined to rule the known world and all its native wonders as toys for the expansion of empire, no mind to the rape of the earth and any non-Christians who happen to live there. Cut the giant forests to build ships! We grow great like a virus!
Title: Our Wonderful Progress: The World's Triumphant Knowledge and Works: a Vast Treasury and Compendium of the Achievements of Man and the Works of Nature
Publisher: By Author: 1902
Book Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Seller ID: 133595
Keywords: Progress, Greatness, Greastest Industry, Railway Freight Yards, Ocean Traffic, Stupendousness, Naval Warfare, Explosives, Coal, Iron, Steel, Sky-Scraper, Locomotives, Power, Canals, Airships, Phonograph, Negros, Troglodytes, Pygmies, Boers, Pilgrims, Oil Wells, Yogis, Siam and Strangeness, Chinese Beggars, Lima, City of Mud, Hemp Production, Rope, ,