Letter signed by Daniel J. Boorstin pasted inside front cover of volume 1. Presentation letter from MacGillivray Freeman Films laid in. Two F volumes in NF slipcase. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A deluxe, two-volume, extensively illustrated edition of the best-selling history of the world chronicles a rich panorama of human achievement and the search for knowledge in fields ranging from geography to medicine, art to zoology.
From Publishers Weekly:
In Boorstin's 1983 bestseller The Discoverers , the achievements of Galileo, Columbus, Darwin, Gutenberg and Freud emerged as upwellings of creativity and courage, ingenious acts of revolt against ingrained habit. This richly illustrated two-volume edition reveals the world as known to the discovers themselves. We see the tools of discovery--Egyptian obelisks, early clocks, Leeuwenhoek's microscope, Mercator's maps, botanical drawings from James Cook's voyages--and glimpse the social, cultural and political background, made concrete in 550 pictures including paintings, sculpture, engravings and architecture. A photograph of 15th-century cast bronze type from Korea underscores an Eastern invention that could have changed the course of printing, perhaps of science and culture. In a feast for the mind and eye, itself a delightful adventure in discovery, Boorstin, librarian of Congress emeritus, profiles--and places in context--scores of innovators who broke with dogma and tradition.
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Title: The Discoverers Deluxe Illustrated Edition (...
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Fine
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Book Description Harry N Abrams August 1991, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very nice slipcased 2 volume set. Seller Inventory # 232762
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1991. Oversized Hardcover. Condition: Good. A deluxe illustrated edition of one of the most widely-acclaimed histories of modern times, with over 700,000 copies in print since its first publication in 1983. The former Librarian of Congress takes us on a mesmerizing journey through time and space, following humankind as it expands its knowledge of Earth, and sets off to discover the farthest reaches of its world. All of the notable achievements of human history, from observations of the land and the origin of species to explorations of the heavens, are brought together in a cross-cultural melange illustrating the progress of knowledge. Seller Inventory # 197167
Book Description Harry N Abrams 1991-09, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: good. Reissue. 0810932075. Seller Inventory # 477410
Book Description New York, Harry N Abrams, 1991. Original publisher's cloth [red & blue] hardbacks, gilt title spine, small coloured illustration frontcover, large 8vo:Vol. I: frontispiece, 512pp., hundreds of illustrations. Vol. II: 513-1024pp., hundreds of illustrations, references, acknowledgments, index, credits. Very fine copies in pictorial slipcase. Seller Inventory # 182334
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 1991. Seller Inventory # P-2-101