4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. The Food of the Gods and How it came to Earth. London: Macmillan and Co., 1904.
8° (190 x 126mm). Half-title, final 9 advertisement leaves dated 20.7.04. Original green cloth, upper cover blindstamped with panel of fruits, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine (spine slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "To Pinnie From H.G." on half-title. A satire on the limitations of local and national boundaries based on the story of two scientists who discover a substance ('Herakleophorbia') which stimulates growth by six or seven times the norm. The story first appeared in Pearson's Magazine. Hammond B9; Wells 24.
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