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WELLS, H.G. Works of H.G. Wells, The.
The Best and Most Desirable Edition Signed by H.G. Wells Very Scarce In the Original Printed Dust Jackets WELLS, H.G. The Works of H.G. Wells. Atlantic Edition. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1924-27. One of 620 hand-numbered copies for the U.K., and signed by the author, this being set 313; rarer than the American sets in cloth-backed green boards. Twenty-eight octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 6 inches; 221 x 153 mm.). Photogravure frontispieces with tissue guards. Printed on pure rag paper watermarked "HGW." Publisher's original dark red buckram. Gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Beveled edges. A very fine set in the original cream dust jackets printed in red. The best and most desirable edition of Wells's works, with the author's revisions to the texts, special preface to each volume, and general introduction to the set. Extremely scarce in the original printed dust jackets in fine condition. 1. The Time Machine. The Wonderful Visit, and other stories. 2. The Island of Doctor Moreau. The Sleeper Awakes. 3. The Invisible Man. The War of the Worlds. 4. Anticipations, and other papers. 5. The Food of the Gods. The Sea Lady. 6. The First Men in the Moon, and some more human stories. 7. The Wheels of Chance. Love and Mr. Lewisham. 8. Kipps. 9. A Modern Utopia, and other discussions. 10. In the Days of the Comet, and seventeen short stories. 11. The Undying Fire, and philosophical and theological speculations. 12. Tono-Bungay. 13. Ann Veronica, and Boon. 14. The New Macchiavelli. 15. Marriage. 16. The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman. Socialism and the family. 17. The History of Mr. Polly, and Bealby. 18. The Passionate Friends, and three essays. 19. The Research Magnificent. 20. The War in the Air, and other war forebodings. 21. The World Set Free, and other war papers. 22. Mr. Britling. 23. Joan and Peter. 24. Joan and Peter (cont.). The Story of a Great Schoolmaster. 25. The Soul of a Bishop. The Secret Places of the Heart. 26. A Volume of Journalism. 27. The History of the World. 28. Men Like Gods. The Dream.
Offered for US$ 7750.00 by: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB) - Book number: 01407