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1 Wells, H.G. CHRISTINA ALBERTA'S FATHER
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925. First U.S. edition. Rich russet cloth with titles and devices gilt. Hardcover. Attractive bookplate to the front pastedown, else a bright near fine copy; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that is shelfworn, chipped, creased, and has some internal pieces missing along the spine at the front panel. 
The influential author tells the story of a man who is told by a psychic that he is Sargon, King of Sumeria, returned to earth. The tale was inspired by a psychological case related to Wells by Carl Jung, and examines the power of delusion. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Wells, H.G.) Murray, Brian H.G. WELLS
New York: Continuum, (1990). 0826404685 / 9780826404688 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A compact critical biography called by reviewers, "crisp, clear, and entertaining..." and "admirably clear and direct." Bibliography, notes, index. A Frederick Ungar book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Wells, H.G.) Kemp, Peter H.G. WELLS AND THE CULMINATING APE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1982). 0312355920 / 9780312355920 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Kemp traces biological themes through Wells's work, and in so doing "shows the pattern of his thought and brings to light the bizarre workings of a fascinating imagination." Index, bibliography. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 (Wells, H.G.) Wells, G.P., editor H.G. WELLS IN LOVE: Postscript to an Experiment in Autobiography
London: Faber and Faber, (1984). 0571133290 / 9780571133291 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. Index. 
The secret final volume of Wells's autobiography, too frank to be published in his lifetime, first saw print in this 1984 volume, along with "Introduction to THE BOOK OF CATHERINE WELLS," Wells's account of his marriage; edited and introduced by his son. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Wells, H.G.). Wykes, Alan H.G. WELLS IN THE CINEMA
London: Jupiter, (1977). 0904041174 / 9780904041170 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. [176] pages.
Presented with more than one-hundred stills, Wykes has written a nostalgic and entertaining history of the films of H.G. Wells, taking us through the major films; the earliest experiments in the filming of stage productions, and the British triumphs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Wells, H.G.) Mackenzie, Norman and Jeanne H.G. WELLS: A Biography
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1973). 671215205 First edition. Hardcover. Small area of mild erasure fade to colored endsheet, hint of wear and soiling, else near fine in black cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in lightly age-toned and edgeworn dust jacket. Index, references, bibliography. 
Massive biographical study, as befits the massive influence of its protean subject, whose contributions--to literature, to the dialogue about the moral consequences of science and of politics, and to genre and popular fiction--are still being measured. 
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7 (Wells, H.G.) Vallentin, Antonina H.G. WELLS: Prophet of Our Day
New York: The John Day Company, (1950). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with mild foxing to the page edges; bound in red cloth, gilt-lettered to the spine, with Wells bust device embossed in blind to the front cover; in a moderately rubbed, nicked, and age-toned pictorial dust jacket. 
"A lively biography, in Gallic vein..." claim the publishers. Translated from the original French by Daphne Woodward. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Wells, H.G. KIPPS: The Story of a Simple Soul
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First published edition, first printing: An edition in wrappers, was issued for copyright purposes. Hardcover. A few scattered marks to the covers, mildly shelfworn, else very good plus in gilt-titled green cloth, with top edge gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. 479 pages; plus ads. 
Arthur Kipps a draper's apprentice inherits a fortune from his Grandfather. This novel has been adapted to both to film and stage with the 1967 musical adaptation, "Half a Sixpence", starring Tommy Steele. Precedes the U.K. edition by Macmillan. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Wells, H.G. MEN LIKE GODS
New York: Macmillan Company, 1923. B000FNEN1O First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Specks of foxing to page edges, patches of foxing to endsheets, light wear to covers, a hint of fading to spine, a trifle shaken; thus very good, in red cloth with gilt spine stamping; lacking dust jacket. 
An interdimensional Utopian novel set two thousand years in the future in which Wells offers provocative and optimistic projections about government, society, science, letters and morals. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Wells, H.G. NEW WORLDS FOR OLD
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1908. First U.S. edition, second printing. Hardcover. Name to the front endpaper, spine shows some scattered spotting, thus a near fine copy in dark maroon cloth with gilt-stamped titles encased in a black embossed illustrated cover panel; spine titles and rules gilt; no dust wrapper. 333 pages; ads. 
A collection of fifteen socialist essays, the majority of which had originally appeared serially in "The Grand Magazine." Forms the last of Wells's quartet of books on the socialist future: ANTICIPATIONS; MANKIND IN THE MAKING; and A MODERN UTOPIA. 
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11 Wells, H.G. et al SOCIALISM AND THE GREAT STATE: Essays in Construction
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor wear to the crown of the spine, else near fine in original green cloth with spine and cover titles gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Tall octavo. [379] pages. A tight clean copy--probably unread. 
Essays by H.G. Wells, Frances Evelyn Warwick, L. G. Chiozza Money, E. Ray Lankester, C. J. Bond, E. S. P. Haynes, Cecil Chesterton, Cicely Hamilton, Roger Fry, G. R. S. Taylor, Conrad Noel, Herbert Trench, and Hugh P. Vowles. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Wells, H.G. THE ANATOMY OF FRUSTRATION: A Modern Synthesis
London: The Cresset Press, 1936. B00085BDO4 / 978B00085BDO3 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good in blue cloth: mild soiling, foxing to page edges, one corner tip lightly abraded, tiny indentation to spine; in a dust jacket that shows scattered foxing, light rubbing, small internal chip to spine, very short closed edge tears, and soiling. 
"...a profound cry from Wells's heart," (David C. Smith), which uses as its model Robert Burton's ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. "...our deeds are dreadful because are minds are dark...A day will come when we shall cease to hide from one another."--Wells. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Wells, H.G. THE BROTHERS
New York: The Viking Press, 1938. B00085TMUG First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bright, sharp, near fine, with rubbing to the upper-edge-tint, mild bumping to lower corner tips, pages mildly age-toned; in red cloth with gilt lettering against brown blocks; in a worn, age-darkened, soiled, rubbed, nicked, very good dust jacket. 
Twin brothers, powerful leaders of opposing forces, are pitted against each other in a life-and-death struggle that is tearing the world apart. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Wells, H.G. THE BULPINGTON OF BLUP: Adventures, Poses, Stresses, Conflicts, and Disaster in a Contemporary Brain
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933. B0008BA8MQ First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: wear and abrasion to edges, crimping to spine ends, textblock bright and clean; in a soiled, rubbed, edgetorn dust jacket that shows a number of creases corresponding to the closed edge tears. 
Satirical novel of a man with an overactive imagination who loses his way in a world of his own invention. "Amazingly fluent, amazingly perspicuous and reasonable."--Joseph Wood Krutch. "An intriguing form--the anti-Bildungsroman."--Robert Bloom. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Wells, H.G. THE CROQUET PLAYER: A Story
London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Offsetting to flyleaf, else a fine, fresh copy, in patterned boards with printed spine label; in an age-darkened illustrated dust jacket with a number of tiny edge-nicks, short, vertical crease to spine panel. 
"A village is haunted by the brutal spectres of Man's evolutionary heritage, but the allegory is lost on the socialite of the book's title."--Clute and Nicholls. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 (Wells, H.G.) Coren, Michael THE INVISIBLE MAN: The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells
New York: Atheneum, 1993. 0689121199 / 9780689121197 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. Indexed. 
Revisionist biography of Wells, drawing upon new material which, according to the publisher, "delves deep into the paradoxes that characterized Wells...the epitome of liberal tolerance who was also a social engineer and thoroughgoing anti-Semite." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Wells, H.G. THE KING WHO WAS A KING: The Book of a Film
London: Ernest Benn Ltd., (1929). First edition, second state binding. Hardcover. Covers mildly splayed, light shelfwear, faint foxing to page edges, else near fine in jade cloth lettered and ruled in mauve; in a very lightly age-toned dust jacket that shows some very shallow nicks, minor edgewear, interior scar to rear panel. 
A novel imagined as a film, or a film rendered as a novel. In any case, an interesting hybrid, with an introductory chapter on "The Development of the Film." The jacket art is by noted art director and film historian Paul Rotha. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 Wells, H.G. THE KING WHO WAS A KING: The Book of a Film
London: Ernest Benn Ltd., (1929). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in gilt-lettered brown cloth (Curry first issue); in dust jacket with a couple of short closed edge tears and some wear to spine ends; dust jacket illustration is by award-winning art director and film designer, Paul Rotha. 
Scenario for an unproduced film with an introductory chapter on the "Development of the Film." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 Wells, H.G. THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES: The Supernatural Tales of H.G. Wells
(North Yorkshire): Tartarus Press, (2006). 1905784007 / 9781905784004 First edition, first printing: one of 300 copies produced. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in a fine, new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Mike Kerins. 363 pages. 
The stories collected here take the supernatural from the borders of science fiction in tales such as "The Plattner Story" in which a fourth dimension is conceived as a realm of the dead, to the boundaries of outright horror in "The Strange Orchid." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Wells, H.G. THE SLEEPER AWAKES
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., [1921]. First edition thus, with a new preface by the author. Hardcover. An about near fine copy, in orange cloth that shows some very light wear, a tinge of age-darkening to the spine, dots of stain to the fore-edge; lacking dust jacket. 
According to Wells' preface, which first appeared in this edition, this book was the first of a series of works which the author dubbed "fantasias of possibility." "The great city of this story is no more then than a nightmare of Capitalism triumphant." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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