Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]

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Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]
Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization" Limited Edition, Complete Matching 11-Volume Leather Bound Set [Sealed]

The Story of Civilization Presented in 11 Luxurious Leather Bound Volumes.

Over 50 years in the writing…

Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 1992. Will and Ariel Durant "The Story of Civilization". Eleven volume complete matching set. A beautiful leather bound collection of monumental work, said to be one of the deepest and most scholarly work on the history of human civilization. This is truly a wonderful collection to showcase in your historical library. A complete and matching collection. A very fine, sealed set without any flaws. 

Uniform orange leather hardcover binding with red/black title & author labels on spine.

This set features 5,000 years of world history with over 10,000 pages of historical content. The set also includes hundreds of maps, documents, and other works of art.

 

The Durants were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.


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A complete set of 11 volumes:

Volume I: Our Oriental Heritage [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume II: The Life of Greece [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume III: Caesar and Christ [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume IV: The Age of Faith [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume V: The Renaissance [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume VI: The Reformation [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume VII: The Age of Reason Begins [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume VIII: The Age of Louis XIV [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume IX: The Age of Voltaire [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume X: Rousseau and Revolution [Very Fine, Sealed]

Volume XI: The Age of Napoleon [Very Fine, Sealed]

 

Photos of actual collection. This set is now OUT OF PRINT from the publisher. 

 

Features

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

 

The Story of Civilization

The Story of Civilization (1935–1975), by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an 11-volume set of books covering both Eastern and Western civilizations for the general reader, with a particular emphasis on European (Western) history.

The series was written over a span of four decades.

The first six volumes of The Story of Civilization are credited to Will Durant alone, with Ariel recognized only in the acknowledgements. Beginning with The Age of Reason Begins, Ariel is credited as a co-author. In the preface to the first volume, Durant states his intention to make the series in 5 volumes, although this would not turn out to be the case.

The series won a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 with the 10th volume in the series, Rousseau and Revolution.

The volumes sold well for many years, and sets of them were frequently offered by book clubs. An unabridged audiobook production of all eleven volumes was produced by the Books on Tape company and was read by Alexander Adams (also known as Grover Gardner).

 

 

About the authors 

William James Durant (November 5, 1885 – November 7, 1981) was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He became best known for his work The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant, and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for The Story of Philosophy (1926), described as "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy".

He conceived of philosophy as total perspective or seeing things sub specie totius (i.e. “from the perspective of the whole”)—a phrase inspired by Spinoza's sub specie aeternitatis, roughly meaning "from the perspective of the eternal". He sought to unify and humanize the great body of historical knowledge, which had grown voluminous and become fragmented into esoteric specialties, and to vitalize it for contemporary application.

The Durants were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

 

Ariel Durant (May 10, 1898 – October 25, 1981) was a Russian-born American researcher and writer. She was the co-author of The Story of Civilization with her husband, Will Durant. They were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

 

 

Very Fine without flaws for all volumes. Sealed. Free of markings, writings or stamps. No bookplates attached or signs of any removed. Includes extra unattached bookplates for your own personalization. Please note that the books are not sealed as shown.
Publisher:
Easton Press
Edition:
Limited Edition 11-vol. Matching Set
Binding:
Full Genuine Leather
Author:
Ariel Durant
Author:
Will Durant
Publication Date:
1992