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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 342

    WELLS, H.G. The Dream, a novel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. 16° (192 x126mm). Preliminary advertisement leaf, half-title. Original mauve cloth gilt (slightly discoloured, spine faded). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "To Marjorie Craig from H.G. without comments" on recto of advertisement leaf. Hammond A18; Wells 91.

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    WELLS, H.G. The Dream, a novel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. 16° (192 x126mm). Preliminary advertisement leaf, half-title. Original mauve cloth gilt (slightly discoloured, spine faded). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "To Marjorie Craig from H.G. without comments" on recto of advertisement leaf. Hammond A18; Wells 91.

    A Year of Prophesying. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924. 8° (220 x 138mm). Half-title. (Some leaves slightly spotted.) Original blue cloth gilt (slightly discoloured). PRESENTATION COPY of the second impression, inscribed: "To Marjorie Craig with gratitude H.G." on half-title.

    The Discovery of the Future. London: Jonathan Cape, 1925. 16° (170 x 110mm). Half-title. Original black boards, label with title in red on upper cover and spine (spine slightly discoloured). PRESENTATION COPY of the revised edition, front free endpaper inscribed: "Marjorie H.G." Printed text of J.B. Priestley's funeral oration, 1946, loosely inserted. First published in 1902.

    The World of William Clissold, a novel at a new angle. London: Ernest Benn, 1926. 3 vols., 8° (185 x 120mm). Half-titles, final advertisement leaf in vol. 1. Original brown cloth gilt (slight dust-soiling). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "To Marjorie Craig gratefully from H.G." on front free endpaper of vol. 1. Hammond A20; Wells 96. (6)


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