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From: Rhonda4jc (
Subject:         1952 "Picturesque Tale of Progress" set
Date: December 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm PST

I have a beautiful 9 volume set of 1952 Hardcover "Picturesque Tale of Progress" by Mrs. Olive
Kennan Beaupré Miller that I used with Kono's History of the World.

Asking $225.00 which includes the shipping and insurance charges. Pay Pal accepted.
Email Rhonda at

I found this information on Valerie's Living Book website: This is the same cover style that I
am selling...

A Picturesque Tale of Progress in the above cover style was published from the 30's through
the 50's. In my opinion, it is the nicest format for this series and nothing is lost from the
original printings. This set consists of eight or nine volumes depending on its published date.
The ninth volume is the Index volume and not all of the revisions included it.

Beginnings I starts with an unconsciously fictional piece on "early man," followed by excellent
coverage of the rise and fall of Egypt.

Beginnings II covers Babylonia, the Assyrian empire, and an extensive overview of biblical
history from Abraham to the Fall of Jerusalem.

Conquests I follows the history of first Crete and then Greece, from its rise as a political state
through the conquests of Alexander the Great.

Conquests II teaches the history of Rome. It includes extensive coverage of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and His life on Earth as well as the missionary journeys of Paul and the peaceful
conquest of Rome by Christianity.

New Nations I covers the Fall of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Medieval
Church, the Vikings, and the Feudal Age.

New Nations II reveals the glory of the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and their effects, Spain
and the Moors, the development of England, France as a monarchy, Germany and the Holy
Roman Empire, and Italy and the Renaissance.

Explorations I covers Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, the conquests of the Mongols, and Africa
and India.

Explorations II follows the New World from ancient times. The voyages of Leif Ericsson and
Columbus introduce extensive treatment of the peoples in the Americas, with special focus on
the civilizations of Mexico, Central America, and southwestern America and their conquest by
the Spanish.

The series ends here--with the discovery of America and the conquest of its native peoples.

The ninth volume is an invaluable index to peoples and places throughout world history from
Ancient Egypt through the discovery and conquest of America.

This series is beautifully done. It is attractive, well-written, beautifully-illustrated, and it
obviously strives for accuracy and detail as it captures the reader's attention.

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