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]

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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]

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 1,047) inc. premium
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, publisher's cloth, t.e.g., rubbed [Wells 19], 8vo, Chapman & Hall, 1902[1901]

Footnotes

  • "IF HE DOES'NT LIKE IT HE'S ONLY GOT HIMSELF TO BLAME FOR CURING ME!" - a presentation copy from Wells to his doctor. Anticipations established Wells "as a political prophet as quickly as The Time Machine had made his name as a dealer in horror and spells... England was at the beginning of a new reign and a new century, and Wells... struck just the right note of prophecy... H.G. clearly foresaw the Age of Motors..." (N. & J. Mackenzie, The Time Traveller. The Life of H.G. Wells, 1973).

    Provenance: Henry Hick, gift inscription from the author; thence by descent to the present owner.
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