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Book: "The Arts", written & illustrated by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Book Description: 1937(no other dates) . Simon & Schuster, NY. HB. Sm 4to. 677 (1)pp. 63 chapters. Condition is good. Previous owner's name in ink, and pencilled prices. Some waviness to top of pages before chapter 1, page 3. Some foxing near interior spine front and back. Some nicks to dust jacket.
Begins with the art of prehistoric man through the art of Egypt, Babylon, Chaldea, Sumerians, Greeks, Pericles, Hellas, Etruscans, Romans, Protestants, Baroque, Dutch, Moliere, King Louis XIV, the Opera and Versailles, Rococo, India, China, Japan, Bach Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Also included are Paganini, Liszt, Berlioz, Daguerre, Strauss, Chopin, Wagner, Brahms, Debussy and many more.
Many Van Loon black & white and color illustrations in the text. and evidently the dust jacket can be opened up to reveal a map of the arts!
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