The story of the greatest nations and the world`s famous events portrayed in word and picture. The first page has a painting by the recent German artist, E. Hess of the surrender of Cornwallas. Beautiful paintings throughout. Every painting has a fine onion skin sheet covering the painting with a story of the painting on it. Book is in relative good condition. All pages pictures and print very good condition. Gold leaf on all three sides. The cover and spine has pulled away from book. Can be repaired easily. Cover is in good condition.