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Van Loon's Lives (1942)

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Product description

Simon and Schuster 1942. Large hardback with no dust jacket in good overall condition - some fading to boards and heavy fading to spine. Also some
wear to bottom left corner of front board (see photo). Pages are very lightly tanned and binding is fine.

Loosely based on the classical Plutarch's Lives, it recounts the biographies of various famous historical characters, and like Plutarch often pairing together characters from different times and places whose life, careers or personalities seemed to Van Loon to bear a similarity to each other (e.g. William the Silent and George Washington who led the Wars of Independence of their respective countries; the philosophers Descartes and Emerson; Empress Theodora of Byzantium and Queen Elizabeth I of England; Torquemada and Robespierre, of both of whom Van Loon had less than a flattering view...).

Item details

Author(s):
Hendrik Willem van Loon.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.5cm by 22cm by 5cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
886
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Title:
Van Loon's Lives

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Simon and Schuster 1942. Large hardback with no dust jacket in good overall condition - some fading to boards and heavy fading to spine. Also some
wear to bottom left corner of front board (see photo). Pages are very lightly tanned and binding is fine.

Loosely based on the classical Plutarch's Lives, it recounts the biographies of various famous historical characters, and like Plutarch often pairing together characters from different times and places whose life, careers or personalities seemed to Van Loon to bear a similarity to each other (e.g. William the Silent and George Washington who led the Wars of Independence of their respective countries; the philosophers Descartes and Emerson; Empress Theodora of Byzantium and Queen Elizabeth I of England; Torquemada and Robespierre, of both of whom Van Loon had less than a flattering view...).

Author(s):
Hendrik Willem van Loon.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.5cm by 22cm by 5cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
886
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Title:
Van Loon's Lives

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