4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. The New America: The New World. London: Cresset Press, . 8° (186 x 120mm). Original blue cloth, black-and-white pictorial dust-jacket (spine browned and chipped at head). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INCRIPTION on half title: 'Koto LNS June 13 35'. Includes an account of Wells's meeting with President Roosevelt. Hammond E33; Wells 122.
The Fate of Homo Sapiens: An unemotional statement of the things that are happenng to him now, and of the immediate possibilities confronting him. London: Secker and Warburg, . 8° (198 x 131mm). (Spotting.) Original light grey cloth (spine discoloured at head), blue pictorial dust-jacket lettered in white (torn with loss). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: 'To Koto bless him H.G.' Hammond E37; Wells 137: 'a sombre forecast posing the alternatives of world revolution or world destruction'.
The New World Order. London: Secker and Warburg, 1940. 8° (198 x 130mm). Original grey cloth, orange pictorial dust-jacket lettered in white (some rubbing and tears). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on half-title: 'Koto from H.G. bless him. New Year 1940'. Hammond E38; Wells 138 (but dating the first edition 1939). (3)
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