The Wonder Book of Knowledge

By: Hill, Henry Chase: Compiler

Price: $199.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


1917 first edition. 608 pages. Index. Color frontisplate explains color printing. Profusely illustrated with 780 drawings and reproductions of sensational black and white photos. "The marvels of modern industry and invention , the interesting stories of common things, the mysterious processes of nature, simply explained" - subtitle. An exceptionally informative and fascinating snapshot of long forgotten state of the art technology from over a century ago. The fifty-two chapters include topics such as: The Story of the Submarine; The Story in the Talking Machine; The Story of the Motorcycle; The Story of Building a Silo; The Story of America's First Horseless Carriage (and no, it was not invented by Henry Ford!); The Story in the Making of a Magazine; The Story in a Sausage; The Story in a Billiard Table; The Story of the Taking of Food from the Air; The Story of the Growth of the Motor Truck; The Story of Tunnels Under the Hudson River; and so many more. Unmarked with somewhat above-average wear to decorated brown cloth-covered boards. Binding intact. A worthy vintage copy.