H. G. Wells. Star-Begotten. A Biographical Fantasia. New York: The Viking Press, 1937.

    First Published June 1937. Octavo. 217 pages.

    Publisher's light brown cloth covers with the front cover and spine lettered in gilt and geometrically illustrated in black. Illustrated dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Some bowing towards the tops of both covers, very minor discoloration to the spine, minor rubbing and sunning to the jacket, slightly discolored endpapers. Altogether a very good copy.

    Herbert George Wells' (1866 - 1946) novel regarding the possibility of a Martian invasion was first published in 1937 by Chatto &Windus in London as Star Begotten. It was not until the first U. S. edition that the title became hyphenated, Star-Begotten.

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