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1 Van Loon, Hendrik Willem Report To Saint Peter - Upon the Kind of World in Which Hendrik Willem Van Loon Spent the First Years of His Life
London George G. Harrap 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Van Loon, Hendrik Willem 
Gold title and ruling on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is complete with small closed tears and a little wear. The book with many diversions and digressions, follows the author's life in his native Holland until he reaches the age of 12, and after that he travelled a good deal and at 20, went to America where he studied, then lectured on history and art in various universities, when with the outbreak of war in 1914, he rejoined Associated Press. His first literary success was The Story of Mankind, followed by many others, all illustrated by him in the unique Van Loon manner. He died at Greenwich, Connecticut while engaged in the writing of this book. Coloured frontispiece and 12 illustrations. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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