29 June 2005
WELLS, Herbert George. The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1897.
8o. Initial blank leaf, half-title, integral advertisement leaf at end. (Very minor foxing.) Original red cloth stamped in gilt and black (hinges repaired, spine slightly faded); cloth folding case. Provenance: Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977), book collector and best-selling author of thrillers (presentation inscription from the author); Richard Manney (his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 307).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title-page: "For Dennis Wheatley H.G. Wells." Currey 520; Wells 11. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.
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