• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    WELLS, Herbert George. In the Days of the Comet. London: Macmllan, 1906. 8° (193 x 128mm). 7p. advertisements dated 20.8.06 (quire L slightly pulled). Original sage green cloth, top edge gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers spotted). Provenance: W.W. Jacobs (signed on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, later issue. Hammond B10.

    Price Realised  

    WELLS, Herbert George. In the Days of the Comet. London: Macmllan, 1906. 8° (193 x 128mm). 7p. advertisements dated 20.8.06 (quire L slightly pulled). Original sage green cloth, top edge gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers spotted). Provenance: W.W. Jacobs (signed on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, later issue. Hammond B10.

    WELLS, H.G. The War in the Air. London: George Bell, 1908. 8° (188 x 123mm). 16 plates by A.C. Michael (half-title spotted, some marginal spotting and occasional stains). Original blue cloth (extremities rubbed). Provenance: W.W. Jacobs (half-title inscribed "To W.W. Jacobs. From H.G.") FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. Hammond B11.


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