Collected in these four volumes are written descriptions taken from sources throughout history, recorded by witnesses to the great moments and times of the past.

Starting with the observations of Herodotus, visiting Egypt in 450 BC, to John Simpson's encounter with Osama Bin Laden on the Afghan border in 1989.

Many of these reports - lacking political or historical detail - but the minute observations which
they contain shed light on the lives of ordinary people at those times.

An outstanding collection at a great price.


First edition.


Actual cover shown.


  • The Folio Society, London - 2008