Being a true and faithful account of a number of highly interesting meetings with certain historical personages, from CONFUCIUS and PLATO to VOLTAIRE and THOMAS JEFFERSON, about whom we had always felt a great deal of curiousity and who came to us as our dinner guests in a bygone year. *INCLUDES INSERT* that states “This will help you to identify the people who assisted us in entertaining our guests.” Binding is square and tight, completely intact. Book is clean and unmarked. Red cloth boards with gilt coat of arms of Veere (town in which Van Loon lived) and pasted paper spine label. Coloured, pictorial endpapers. Book profusely illustrated by colourful drawings by the author.