Author:Wells, H. G

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The Adventures of Tommy

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Goerge G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41177

Condition: Very Good


44 & 1 pages; Publisher's binding: tan cloth spine over yellow tan boards with lettering and a pictorial design in black. This is the first British trade edition, following a limited edition issued in 1928. The charming book relates the story of a young boy who rescues a very wealthy man and is rewarded with an elephant. Wells' drawings, all in colors, are accompanied by his the story in his own hand (in facsimile), the story is also offered in letter-press on facing pages. Well's manuscript, so cleverly reproducing in this edition, had a most interesting genesis. An illness in 1898 lef... View more info

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THE KING WHO WAS A KING [ First Edition w/ DJ ]

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39045

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


254 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding in very nice dustjacket. An excellent example of this fascinating Wells' title with a striking dust wrapper (incorporating sprockets, like film stock) designed by the documentary filmaker Paul Rotha. Wells wrote this film scenario as an effort to spread his ideas for a world state to the cinema audience. When he was unable to find a benefactor to produce the film, he converted it into this novel. The central issue is the question - Is one man justified in shedding the blood of another, in order to avert the greater catastrophe of war?... View more info

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THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART (First Edition in scarce dustjacket)

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $149.94

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39044

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with small bump at lower corner of front board. Dust wrapper has minor chipping at head & tail of spine and a 2" split along fold, small piece of clear archival tape reinforcing fold. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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CHRISTINA ALBERTA'S FATHER (First Edition; in Dustjacket)

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39042

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


401 pages; Offsetting to endpapers from Dust Jacket flaps, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding in a nice dust jacket with minor wear at head & tail of spine; head of dustjacket internally reinforced with archival tissue. Little Mr. Preemby "married into laundrying," but when strong-minded Mrs. Preemby died he and Christina Alberta gladly abandoned the laundry and went forth to London in search of adventure. Mr. Preemby had always loved to dwell in imagination on the mysteries of ancient times -- the lost Atlantis, the meaning of the Pyramids, and so on -- and when a... View more info