Being the true and faithful account of a number of highly interesting meetings with certain historical personages , from Conficius and Plato to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson, about whom we had always felt a great deal of curiosity and who came to us as our dinner guests in a bygone year.
Written and illustrated by Hendrik Willem van Loon. Simon and Schuster. New York.1942. First Edition. 2nd Printing
In dedicating these pages to JULIANA, Heir to the Throne of the Free and Independent Kingdom of the Netherlands, know that I give expression to the sentiments that are foremost in her own heart
if I inscribe these chapters to the memory of those valiant men of our beloved Zeeland who died while trying to preserve and maintain that most cherished of their possessions: THEIR LIBERTY
Hardcover with rose buckram boards and a crest on the front cover. Condition very good with some smudging