National Geographic : 1923 Apr
Beyond the Dawn Slowly a great procession winds down the hill-priests, fantastic in pelts and horns and horrible painted masks-a slim girl, wild eyed, terrified. Here, 'ooking through the microscope of history, you see passing before you the birth of one of those strange religious cults, with secret initiations, and often cruel and obscene rites. It is a far cry from this through the long, slow climb of man to his present place. H. G. Wells tells the whole story-its sordid beginnings, its gropings for light, its finding the path and losing it, until man, always J bewildered, always stumbling, sometimes suc ceeding, stands where he is today, once more looking bewildered toward a newer day. H. G. "Outline o Although more than a million copies have been sold, practically the only complaint we have heard of Wells' "Outline of History" has been that it was too big to hold comfortably while reading. So we decided to bring it out in a more convenient form, but as hand some a set of books-as beautifully il- And Review of Reviews, Too! Wells begins with the dawn of time. Before there were men. Be fore there were even reptiles. In broad, magnificent strokes he paints the picture, bringing you straight down to today. He shows the thread of human purpose binding men together the world over from one age to another. And where Wells stops, the Review of Reviews takes up the story. It ties together the events of today the world over, shows their relation one to another, gives you a background of facts for your daily news. "The smashing literary ,er year. -Dr. Fr "Every intelligent Anm hold should feel it a dut democracy and to thewo,' FOUR-VOLUME LIBRARY SIZE f History" lustrated as any History made. That meant starting all over; setting everything anew in fresh, clear type; gathering from the four corners of the earth a hundred of the most famous historical paintings for illustrations. For a long time Mr. Wells had felt that certain parts of the "Outline" needed elabo rating and revision. Starting at the very beginning, he made changes on every single page of the text, rewrote whole chapters, added page after page of new material. V4 OFF THE PRICE! And now, at last, we can offer you the new, revised, illustrated history, com plete in four beautiful, durable, cloth-bound volumes, in convenient library size, at 25% less than the price of the original 2-volume set! Think of it! Thoroughly revised, printed from brand-new, clear, readable plates, with a hundred famous historical pictures from the great art galleries of the world, and bound up into four beautiful, cloth-bound, library-size volumes-all for a fourth less than the ordinary 2-volume set would cost you even now in any book- / store! / Only One Condition We Make- / There is but one condition-that you mail the attached coupon at once. Such an 423 unusual offer as this cannot last long. You must act at once. / REVIEW Send the coupon-without money. If for any reason you are OFREVIEWS dissatisfied with the History, if it doesn't seem to you the utmost / CORP. of book value and satisfaction, send it back and cancel your order. " SOIrvli Place There'll be Yom send no quibbling A0 You may send -- no ques- charges paid. by tions asked. -_ you,Wels' outline But mail ~'ofHistory,in the new the coupon usable, 4-volume illus the cowtpon "# trated edition. at the now-today' special reduced price. - before it is 4 Also enter my subscrip too late! tion to the Review of Re views for one full year atits ' regularprice-$4. I willeither event of the send you$1 in 5 days and $1 a month for11 months, or I will re ankCrane. turn the Wells history within one ank Crane. week, send you 2e for thefirstcopv Sof the magazine delivered, and can erican house- eel this order. (For the sumptuous y to itself, to Arteraft Binding, more durable than rld to possess c leather, add only 3 more payments.) this book-and to read it." -Baltimore Sun. Send Coupon-No Money Review of Reviews Corp., 30 Irving Place, New York SName-.........................-...---- / Address .................------......--- --............ Occupation ... -- -- --- -- -- ....--.......------- -- SFor full cash with order, send only $10.50 WELLS'