This out-of-print book is titled "The Arts" written and illustrated by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Simon and Schuster 1939, N.Y., Copyright 1937, 5th printing. The book is in great condition, there is some age apparent but the spine is tight and the pages are pristine and clean. The illustrations are worth the price of this book. A compilation of painting, architecture, music, sculpture, theater & minor arts since the beginning of time. Amazing illustrations include the oldest picture of man, Greek Architecture, The Catacombs, Velasquez, Punch and Judy, Indian Shrines and much, much more. There are 152 illustrations titled in the contents section of the book. A must have if you are interested in history, art, architecture or have an appreciation for the chronicles of how art has evolved.