Fine Books and Manuscripts

9 Nov 2016, starting at 13:00 GMT .

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WELLS (H.G.) When the Sleeper Wakes, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "Henry Hick fm. H.G. Wells" on half-title, 3 plates, 1899; Tales of Space and Time, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING "H. Hick from H.G. Wells" above a small sketch of a medicine bottle with label reading "To be taken as required" on front free endpaper, 1900 [1899], FIRST EDITIONS, Harper & Brothers (2)

WELLS (H.G.) The First Men in the Moon, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Doctor Henry Hick (To be taken when required). H.G. Wells. Nov 20th 1901" on half-title, Georges Newnes, 1901

WELLS (H.G.) Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Henry Hick, and if he does'nt like it he's only got himself to blame for curing me, H.G. Wells, Nov. 11th 1901" on half-title, Chapman & Hall, 1902[1901]

WELLS (H.G.) The Sea Lady. A Tissue of Moonshine, inscribed "To Henry Hick from H.G. Wells" on front endpaper, half-title, 40 pages of advertisements (dated 'July 1902') [Wells 21], Methuen, 1902; Mankind in the Making, inscribed "To Doctor Hick from his Happy Patient H.G. Wells. N.B. Not to be lent" Let 'em buy a copy" on half-title [Wells 22], FIRST EDITIONS, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, INSCRIBED TO HENRY HICK, rubbed, 8vo (3)

WELLS (H.G.) Twelve Stories and a Dream, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Henry Hick, from his pattern patient. H.G.Wells" beside two self-portrait caricatures, showing Wells as he was in 1898 and in 1903, on the front free endpaper, Macmillan, 1903

WELLS (H.G.) Kipps. The Story of a Simple Soul, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Hick, the wise phisihian fm H.G." on half-title, Macmillan, 1905

WODEHOUSE (P.G.) Two typed letters signed ("P.G. Wodehouse"), to Anthony Powell, writing as one novelist to another Remsenburg, Long Island, 16 November 1967 and 24 January 1973

WOOLF (VIRGINIA) Autograph letter and autograph postcard signed ("Virginia Woolf"), to Peggy Belsher, secretary and clerk at the Hogarth Press, Monks House, the card postmarked 27 December 1934, the letter 10 August [1936], with six letters by Leonard Woolf, photographs and other material

AESOP IN CHINESE [THOM (ROBERT, translator)] Esop's Fables Written in Chinese by the Learned Mun Mooey Seen-Shang, and Compiled in Their Present Form (With a Free and Literal Translation) by his Pupil Sloth, Printed at the Canton Press Office, 1840

ARIOSTO (LUDOVICO) Orlando Furioso in English. Heroicall Verse, by John Harringto[n], [colophon: Richard Field, 1591]

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