Macmillan Company 1921. FIRST EDITION, thus. (Third edition, completely revised and rearranged by the author, and first one-volume edition.) The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind" by H.G. Wells contains all maps, illustrations, diagrams, etc. While revised, this is the first edition complete in one volume and perhaps Wells' most ambitious effort. "This Outline of History," as Wells himself says at the outset, "is an attempt to tell, truly and clearly, in one continuous narrative, the whole story of life and mankind, so far as it is known today." Written by one of the masterful authors of his or any generation the book is an incredible achievement by any standards. It is in excellent condition, one of those rare works that has withstood the test of time. 1200 pages.