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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

H.G. Wells


Published: Cassell & Company, London, 1923

Edition: 1st.

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The first edition of this H.G. Wells novel inscribed by the author to the novelist Dennis Wheatley on the half-title. Recased in 1/4 cloth and marbled boards and as such a fine copy. Laid down on the spine is the title from the original cloth binding. Loosely laid in is Wheatley's ex-libris designed by Frank Pape. 

Provenance: This copy came from the library of Dennis Wheatley and was bought from the Blackwell catalogue which featured Wheatley's collection of largely modern literature. When bought it was a fine copy in the original green cloth and dustwrapper. The binding and dustwrapper were subsequently badly chewed by an active puppy (on a low shelf of a bookcase) - hence the rebind. Internally the contents are fine. With an appropriate lowish reserve price. 

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
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  • Country: South Africa
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