Williams(ed.), W. Tom - The Children's Guide to Knowledge: An Account of the Story of Man - What he Has Found Out About Life, Himself and His Surroundings and the Things He Has Achieved in Science and Arts. Odhams, not dated, inscribed 1952. Contents: The Story of Mankind; The story of Life; The Story of the Earth; Your Body and How it Works; Your Mind and How it Works; Science and Invention; Painting, Sculpture, Building, Music; Books and their Writers; Puzzles and things to Do; Some Unfamiliar Words; Index. 9" x 6", 512pp plus 5 plates, red buckram, hardback. Index. Colour illustrated endpapers (identical). Illustrated with 5 colour plates (9 sides: 4 printed on both sides, frontispiece printed on one side only) and throughout with monochrome drawings and photographs. Very slight edge-wear; slightly sunned spine; slight mark to foot of front-board; other very, very slight cover marks; Xmas inscription on verso of front-free endpaper; very good, sound, clean copy; no wrapper.
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