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This is a Fine quarto size book that could be used as a coffee-table book. The book itself is in near fine condition with just a touch of shelfwear which is virtually invisible but for a small area of wear on the back board. There is a very small crease to the first free page (FFEP) to the right top corner. The page is black so the small crease is very hard to see, This is a true first edition and first printing. The dustjacket is also near fine and shows slight shelfwear to the top of the spine panel and the rear inside flap has a tiny turned corner at the top. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. This is really a beautiful book and most of the things I have mentioned you will not notice at all. What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I. The stock market crash of 1929, the birth of rock and roll, the fall of the Berlin wall. All of these events and countless more are covered in this very heavily illustrated book. Hundreds of pictures and a fine full text to accompany them. This is a spectacular book. It presents history as it was lived and as it will be remembered. A keepsake volume for the whole family.