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    The Atlantic Edition of the Works of H. G. Wells, with the Original Slipcases and Glassines

    H. G. Wells. The Works of H. G. Wells. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1924-1927. Atlantic Edition. One of 1,050 numbered sets for America (this being number 888), signed by Wells. Twenty-eight octavo volumes. Photogravure frontispieces. In publisher's grey buckram over blue paper boards, front covers stamped in dark green, spines with printed paper labels. Each volume in publisher's original slipcase, and all but one volume (volume I) in the original glassines. Minor rubbing to slipcases, one slipcase (volume XIV) with a small bump at the fore-edge, a few glassines with some tears, spine label of volume I with light soiling. A little-used set, with many pages unopened. Fine.

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    English novelist and journalist H.G. Wells (1866-1946), "is known for his science fiction, his satirical novels, and his popular accounts of history and science. He was a vigorous advocate of socialism, feminism, evolutionism, nationalism, and the advancement of science. The first great writer of science fiction, Wells produced The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), and The First Man in the Moon (1901), among many others... Throughout Wells's enormously productive life, he was deeply concerned with the survival of society. From Mankind in the Making (1903) and A Modern Utopia (1905) to Men Like Gods (1923), he tried to depict an ideal world" (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia).

    Hammond, pages 153-157.

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