"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Illustrated Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin to his Neighbors in the Year of Publication
The Discoverers: A History of Man’s Search to know his World and Himself.
Boorstin, Daniel J.$975.00
Item Number: 5026
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1991.
First illustrated edition of this classic work. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper in the year of publication of both volumes. Volume one’s inscription reads “For Hope and Sam- good friends, good neighbors- with affection from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Volume two’s inscription reads, “For Hope and Sam- with affection over many years from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Both volumes are in fine condition, as is the slipcase. A nice association.
" A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details" (The Wall Street Journal). "A sumptuous, totally engaging panorama. No one who reads it will look at the chronicle of human ingenuity in the same way again" (David McCullough).