4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. The New World Order. London: Secker and Warburg, 1940 . 8° (198 x 140mm). Half-title. Original grey cloth, dust-jacket (slightly torn). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY of a work which continued the campaign for the realisation of a world civilisation. Title inscribed: "To Gip A Happy New Year love from Father". Hammond E37; Wells 138.
Babes in the Darkling Wood. London: Secker and Warburg, 1940. 8° (185 x 125mm). Half-title. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket (slightly torn). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Gip bless him H.G." on title. Another novel of ideas, illustrating the necessity of international co-operation in the foundation of a world state. Hammond A28; Wells 140.
You can't be Too Careful, a Sample of Life 1901-1951. London: Secker and Warburg, 1941. 8° (185 x 125mm). Half-title, 2 pages of illustrations. Original green cloth, dust-jacket (slightly torn). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Gip bless him from his Father" on title. In this novel, Wells presented a 'complete and veracious study of a sample contemporary man' through his character Homo Tewler. Hammond A29; Wells 145.
The Outlook for Homo Sapiens, an Unemotional Statement. London: Secker and Warburg, 1942. 8° (182 x 122mm). Half-title. Original grey cloth (slight dust-soiling), dust-jacket (slightly torn). FIRST EDITION as such, being a revised edition of The Fate of Homo Sapiens and The New World Order. PRESENTATION COPY to: "Gip, bless him, from his ageing Parent" on half-title. Hammond E42; Wells 146. (4)
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