Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Wells, Herbert George (1866-1946) Four Titles: Three Signed, One with Autograph Letter Signed.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1269
Sold for:
$677$550

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Wells, Herbert George (1866-1946) Four Titles: Three Signed, One with Autograph Letter Signed. Including: The Stolen Bacillus, and Other Incidents, London: Methuen & Co., 1895, with autograph letter signed 23 August 1909, wherein he mentions that an active imagination may be useful in the warfare of the future, and that writing has kept his imagination very much alive, the book in blue publisher's cloth, housed in a custom box; Tono-Bungay, London: Macmillan & Co., 1909, inscribed on half-title, in publisher's green cloth; The History of Mr. Polly, London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1910], signed on title page, bound in publisher's green cloth; [and] The Autocracy of Mr. Parham, London: Heinemann, [1930], signed on ffep, in publisher's red cloth, all octavo. (4)
Estimate $1,000-2,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Macmillan & Co., Herbert George, Parham, Autograph, Bungay, H. G. Wells, International PEN, Lion-reclining, Tono-Bungay, London

Departments

Specialists