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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 331

    WELLS, H.G. In the Days of the Comet. London: Macmillan and Co., 1906.

    Price Realised  

    WELLS, H.G. In the Days of the Comet. London: Macmillan and Co., 1906.

    8° (192 x 128mm). Half-title, final 7 advertisement leaves dated 20.8.06. (Slight soiling on p. 22.) Original green cloth, upper cover blindstamped with panel of fruits, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine.

    PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, second issue, inscribed: "To Pinnie from H.G." on front free endpaper. The story of how a comet, in passing close to earth, emanates a strange gas that causes a revolution in men's minds. First published in The Daily Chronicle. Hammond B10; Wells 27.


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