• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    WELLS, Herbert George. The Sea Lady. New York: D. Appleton, 1902. 8° (188 x 122mm). 8 plates after Lewis Baumer (Marginal spotting and staining). Original pictorial cloth (some fading and slight soiling). Provenance: William Wymark Jacobs (half-title inscribed "To W.W. Jacobs. From H.G. Wells").

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    WELLS, Herbert George. The Sea Lady. New York: D. Appleton, 1902. 8° (188 x 122mm). 8 plates after Lewis Baumer (Marginal spotting and staining). Original pictorial cloth (some fading and slight soiling). Provenance: William Wymark Jacobs (half-title inscribed "To W.W. Jacobs. From H.G. Wells").

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, PRESENTED TO JACOBS in preference to the unillustrated and plainly-bound English edition which "was not exhausted for many years". cf. Hammond B8.


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