The World's Great Events, An Indexed History of the World from Earliest Times to the Present Day, (1940) is a fascinating account in Ten Volumes detailing The World's History from the very beginning of time. Originally published in 1908, this 1940 edition is a very colorful and attractive set. Published by P.F. Collier & Son, New York. The books measure 8 1/2" by 5 3/4". All ten volumes are in very good condition, are light green in color with gold gilt lettering. Each volume has a frontispiece, a colored illustration at the beginning and has many black & white illustrations throughout. T are 72 illustrations in total and 10 beautiful in color illustrations. This is a very thorough and easy to read account of the orld's history form the dawning age to the beginning of World War I in Europe. The ten volumes cover the following time periods:Volume 1 -Creation to B.C. 207; Volume 2- B.C. 207 to A.D. 1190; Volume 3- 1190 to 1508; Volume 4- 1508 to 1688; Volume 5- 1688 to 1792; Volume 6- 1792 to 1857; Volume 7- 1857 to 1904; Volume 8- 1904 to 1914; Volume 9- 1914 to 1929; Volume 10- 1929 to Date (1940) The set is very attractive. All book bindings, pages and illustrations are firmly in tact and the set looks extremely good in a bookcase or library. Thanks for looking and for bidding.