This is an encyclopaedia, a sort of Aladdin’s cave stuffed, with not jewels, but with facts, more marvellous than jewels and often no less precious. It is a book of knowledge – knowledge of ourselves and our history; of the universe and the world in which we live; knowledge of flowers and animals; of things we do and use; of science and invention; of the arts;of what is familiar, and what is strange and distant. Most encyclopaedias rely mainly on words to convey knowledge, but in this encyclopaedia the words and pictures are of equal importance. the book does not dart from one subject to another but deals with each group of allied things, often showing in its detailed arrangement how one thing is linked to another. Make this book your companionand what a wealth of information you will have!. It will give the reader a firm foundation of knowledge on which to build for the rest of his or her life.
Hardback – dust jacket is missing – cover shows signs of wear and tear – the page edges show dicolouration but the book is in a good readable condition in view of its age (1965)