4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. Democracy under Revision, a Lecture delivered at the Sorbonne. London: Hogarth Press, 1927. 8° (185 x 125mm). Half-title. Original blue cloth-backed boards, white label on spine printed in blue, dust-jacket (slightly soiled). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "GP. from H.G." on half-title. 3200 copies were printed. Hammond F26; Wells 98; Woolmer 151.
Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island. London: Ernest Benn, 1928. 8° (180 x 120mm). Half-title. Original brown cloth gilt (slight spotting on covers). PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of this satirical work, inscribed: "Gip with love from Popkins" on half-title. Hammond A22; Wells 103.
The Autocracy of Mr. Parham, his remarkable Adventures in this changing World. London: William Heinemann, 1930. 8° (185 x 120mm). Half-title, 10 double-page plates after David Low, final blank leaf. Original reddish brown cloth, spine gilt (slightly faded). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Gip God bless him from Father" on half-title. Hammond B15; Wells 109. (3)
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