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"JOSEPH WELLS. FROM HIS AFFECTIONATE SON": WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES, 1899, FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY H.G. WELLS TO HIS FATHER

WELLS, H.G. When the Sleeper Wakes. London and New York, 1899.

First edition of Wells’ “robust futuristic romance” of revolution, inscribed on the half title by the author to his father, “Joseph Wells. From his affectionate son. H.G. Wells.” $18,000.

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INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED TO WELLS FAMILY NANNY MATHILDE MEYER AND WITH AN AUTOGRAPH SCORECARD FEATURING TWO ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCHES BY H.G. WELLS

WELLS, H.G. Floor Games. WITH: Autograph scorecard featuring two original sketches. London, 1911. First edition, presentation copy, of this wonderful children’s book on imaginative play and “floor games,” inscribed in the year of publication to the Wells family nanny: “Mathilde Meyer from H.G. Wells, very best wishes. Dec. 1911,” with photographic print tipped onto verso of frontispiece and pencil signature of H.G. Wells directly below, accompanied by a laid in autograph scorecard from a game of “Racing Down at Easton Globe” played by Wells and his family (including Meyer) written entirely in H.G. Wells’ hand, featuring elaborate original pencil sketches of a card game and a murder scene on recto and verso by Wells. $8000.

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"JUST AS HUMANITY HAS GROUPED ITSELF PLEASANTLY, RATIONALLY, AND IN THE BEST OF TASTE FOREVER… THE SUN GOES OUT!"

(WELLS, H.G.) TARDE, Gabriel. Underground Man. London, 1905.

First edition in English of Tarde's utopian novel of a society in a world where the sun's energy has been exhausted, with a preface by H.G. Wells. $600.

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