A Picturesque Tale of Progress was written by Olive Beaupré Miller, who also edited My Book House. A Picturesque Tale of Progress was first printed in 1929 as My Book of History--A Picturesque Tale of Progress (4 volumes). This set was published in 1949; it is the sixth printing. It remained in print through the 1950's
Condition is near fine. Is appears unread. The covers are embossed and have a paste down center picture. Inside is illustrated with color and black and white illustrations. All pages are clean and crisp; there is no writing, tears or folded pages.
This lot includes 7 volumes:
1.Beginnings I - starts with "early man" and continues through the rise and fall of Egypt. 267 pages.
2.Beginnings II -covers Babylonia, the Assyrian empire, and an overview of biblical history from Abraham to the Fall of Jerusalem. 290 pages.
3.Conquests I - follows the history of Crete and Greece through the conquests of Alexander the Great. 334 pages.
4.Conquests II - teaches the history of Rome. It includes extensive coverage of Jesus Christ, and His life on Earth as well as the missionary journeys of Paul. 248 pages
5.New Nations I- from the break up of the Roman Empire to life in the feudal age. 280 pages
6.New Nations II - covers the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and their effects, Spain and the Moors, the development of England, France as a monarchy, Germany and the Holy Roman Empire, and Italy and the Renaissance. 285 pages
7.Explorations I covers Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, the conquests of the Mongols, and Africa and India. 315 pages
Volume 8 is frequently listed on Amazon. It is not that difficult to find. This is a great resource for homeschoolers