Wells regarded it as 'one of the most ambitious' of his novels
Wells, H.G. ~ Joan and Peter : Signed By The Author : Association Copy
Cassell and Co. Ltd. (London) : 1918
The First UK printing published by Cassell and Co. Ltd. (London) in 1918. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. The correct first issue with gilt titling to the spine and embossed titling with decoration to the front cover. The spine is slightly faded and the gilt titling a little dulled. Light spotting to the text-block which has encroached to just a few page edges. The lower text block edge is uncut. Light offsetting and spotting too the end papers. The scarce paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Minor age related markings and the spine is toned. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been inscribed by the author to the half-title: 'A.T.S., with love from H.G.' The dedicatee is Arthur Thomas Simmons. 'Wells first met Simmons in London whilst they were students and they became close friends. Simmons took a keen interest in Wells' writings. He was an author and was the editor of 'The School World'. The description of Barnstaple's old friend in 'Men Like Gods' (chapter 7, section 3) reflects the reaction of H.G.Wells to the death of Simmons'(A H.G.Wells Chronology: J.R. Hammond: Macmillan press 1999). Wells regarded this book as 'one of the most ambitious' of his novels. A wonderful association copy as evidenced by the warmth of the inscription 'with love....'. scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++