4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. The Works [Atlantic Edition]. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924-1927.
28 volumes, 8° (232 x 154mm). Half-titles, portrait. Original buckram-backed green boards, green monogram embossed on front covers, spines with paper labels (a few spines slightly soiled), uncut, most volumes with glassine wrappers (rather torn), card slipcases (worn).
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of the author's extant works with his own revisions. ONE OF 50 SETS FOR PRESENTATION, as stated in manuscript, of an edition limited to 1050 sets for America, signed by the author. This copy incribed: "To dear Gip From his Daddy" on first limitation leaf in volume 1. Hammond G; Wells p. 26. (28)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
As Christie’s offers 178 works from his personal collection, the illustrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory offers us a glimpse of his creative process
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The Plantin Polyglot bible — offered in London on 11 July — makes an emotional homecoming to the Antwerp printing press where it was produced some 450 years ago