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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. xx, 194 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chipping and minor losses at edges, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Top edge of text block dyed dark blue, other edges deckled. Age toning to endpapers, clean within.
Wells' outline for a an encyclopedia, available to all within a short distance of their home, that would provide the knowledge needed, at no cost, to build an educated and informed populace. Very Good / Good.