TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM. Wells.
TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM.
TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM.

TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-377 [378: blank] [379-384: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "20.9.03" at base of page [16] inserted at rear, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Wells on the half title page: "S. P. Bowkett / with profound respect / H. G. Wells." Sidney Bowkett was a close personal friend of the author and provided Wells with the model for Chitterlow in KIPPS. See Mackenzie, The Life of H. G. Wells, revised ed, 1987, pp. 27-8. A collection of thirteen science fiction and fantasy stories including "Filmer," one of Wells's finest stories, "The Valley of the Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost," "The New Accelerator," The Stolen Body," and "A Dream of Armageddon." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1680. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2336. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1967-72. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-248. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15097. Currey, p. 526. Hammond C5. Wells 23. Wells Society 23. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing to cloth along outer joints, some mild tanning to endpapers, closed split along inner front hinge professionally repaired, a very good, externally bright and attractive copy. A fine association copy. (#130682).

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