Lot 445: The Works of H.G. Wells Atlantic edition

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Lot 445: Author: Wells, H(erbert) G(eorge). Title: The Works of H. G. Wells - Atlantic Edition. Place Published: London. Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin. Date Published: 1924. Description: 28 volumes. Photogravure frontispieces. (8vo) original red cloth, titles in gilt on spines, gilt monogram 'HGW' on front covers, top edges gilt. No. 579 of 600 sets for sale in Great Britain. The Atlantic Edition. Signed by Wells at the limitation statement in Volume 1. There were also 1000 copies for sale in America in a binding of green cloth-backed boards issued by Scribners. The English edition is much less common on the auction block. Spines a bit sunned, a few hinges cracked; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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