Wilson, David A.
Title: THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Toronto Mcarthur & Company 2000
ISBN Number: 1552782522 / 9781552782521
Seller ID: 8473
Very nice condition, clean and unmarked, light shelfwear to cover edges. 295 pages. A wry look at the way in which people in the past imagined their own future. .." ...As a general rule, the more vague your prophecy, the better chance you have of being taken seriously. It is a good idea to avoid specifics, such as the date or the end of the world. Everyone has been wrong so far, and should someone eventually get it right, there will be nobody around to appreciate the call anyway. If you must insist on date-setting, it is best to select a year well outside your own life span or that of your listeners. Otherwise, you could wind up like the Reverend William Sedgwick, who rushed into London in 1647 with the breathtaking news that the Second Coming would take place in two weeks. For the remainging fifteen years of his life he was known as "Doomsday Sedgwick. " (330noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall