4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. What is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War. London: Cassell, 1916. 8° (190 x125mm). Half-title. (Browned, a few minor marginal tears). Original dark green cloth. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Pinny from H.G" on front free endpaper. Hammond E14; Wells 61.
Mr. Britling sees It Through. London: Cassell, 1916. 8° (190 x 120mm). Half-title. Original green cloth (spine slightly faded). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Pinny from H.G." on front blank. Written in Essex, where Wells was then living, this novel "contains an account of the impact of the First World War on a sensitive mind". Hammond A13; Wells 62.
War and the Future, Italy, France and Britain at War. London: Cassell, 1917. 8° (200 x 235mm). Half-title, final advertisement leaf. Original dark red cloth (spine faded). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Pinnie from her devoted Son in Law" on front free endpaper. Hammond E15; Wells 64.
The Soul of a Bishop. New York: Macmillan, 1917. 8° (190 x 130mm). Half-title, coloured frontispiece after C. Allan Gilbert, final 5 advertisement leaves. Original red cloth. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Pinny Winks from H.G" on half-title. The story of the Bishop of Princhester, "a man subject to visions no less than to doctrinal uncertainties". Cf. Hammond A14; Wells 67. (4)
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