THE WAR IN THE AIR AND PARTICULARLY HOW MR. BERT SMALLWAYS FARED WHILE IT LASTED .: Wells, H[erbert...

THE WAR IN THE AIR AND PARTICULARLY HOW MR. BERT SMALLWAYS FARED WHILE IT LASTED .

Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]

Edité par George Bell and Sons, 1908
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Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-389 [390: printer's imprint] [391-392: ads], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding with all lettering and decoration on front and spine panels in gold and "George Bell & Sons" at base of spine panel. THE WAR IN THE AIR "is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people . the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Kingsley Amis (New Maps of Hell) terms this novel the "most forceful" of Wells's scientific romances. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-170; (1981) 1-178; (1987) 1-104; (1995) 104; and (2004) II-1233. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2339. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 801. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 36. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984, p. 236. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 227-28. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425 (binding A). Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. Free endpapers lightly age-darkened, some minor scattered foxing, largely to preliminary and terminal leaves, still a fine, bright copy. A lovely copy of a book seldom seen in such nice condition. (#147734). N° de réf. du libraire

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Titre : THE WAR IN THE AIR AND PARTICULARLY HOW MR. ...
Éditeur : George Bell and Sons
Date d'édition : 1908

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WELLS H(erbert) G(eorge)
Edité par George Bell & Sons 1908 (1908)
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Description du livre George Bell & Sons 1908, 1908. Hardcover. État : Good. 1st Edition. spine bumped chipped and sunned with repairs to extremities, hinges and corners rubbed, illustrated by A C Michael, advertisement leaf, good; 389 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 13591

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Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]
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Description du livre George Bell and Sons, London, 1908. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-389 [390: printer's imprint] [391-392: ads], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, color pictorial paper inlay on front panel, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, later binding. THE WAR IN THE AIR "is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people . the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Kingsley Amis (New Maps of Hell) terms this novel the "most forceful" of Wells's scientific romances. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-170; (1981) 1-178; (1987) 1-104; (1995) 104; and (2004) II-1233. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2339. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 801. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 36. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984, p. 236. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 227-28. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425 (binding C). Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is a bit tender, a very good copy. Overall, a clean, attractive copy. (#80429). N° de réf. du libraire 80429

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Description du livre George Bell and Sons, London, 1908. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pps.[viii]; 389. With 16 monochrome illustrations by A. C. Michael. In a robust private binding of grey cloth with morocco label titled in gilt, top edge gilt. Some light spotting else clean, in lightly rubbed binding. Wells' famous 'scientific romance' is a remarkable forecast of aerial warfare. N° de réf. du libraire 42019

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Description du livre George Bell And Sons, London, 1908. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue. 8vo. original Blue cloth with gilt on the cover & spine. 389pp with 2 pages of publisher's ads. One of Wells' famous "Scientific Romances" highly sought after. Illustrated by A. C. Michael with sixteen black & white plates. A solid very good copy, the spine extremities very neatly & archivally mended. The book block clean & blemish free. An extraordinary story of a mechanic carried off in a balloon;", is a remarkable rarity, being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people. the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425 (binding A). Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. N° de réf. du libraire 30969

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Description du livre George Bell And Sons, London, 1908. 1st Edition. First edition. Colonial Issue in the more handsome blind embossed red cloth gilt binding with George Bell & sons at the foot of the spine. While copies in the regular issue blue cloth abound, the red cloth issue is considerably scarcer. Small Sydney, AU. Bookseller's ticket at the bottom of the front pastedown. 8vo., 390pp plus 8pp ads printed in red + the November 1908 Bell Colonial 16 page catalogue printed in black. One of Wells' famous "Scientific Romances" highly sought after. Illustrated by A. C. Michael with sixteen black & white plates. An attractive near fine copy with a bit of spotting to the page edges. An extraordinary story of a mechanic carried off in a balloon; ".is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people. the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425. Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. Very Nice indeed. N° de réf. du libraire 24035

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Description du livre George Bell and Sons, London, 1908. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-389 [390: printer's imprint] [391-392: ads], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding with all lettering and decoration on front and spine panels in gold and "George Bell & Sons" at base of spine panel. THE WAR IN THE AIR "is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people . the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Kingsley Amis (New Maps of Hell) terms this novel the "most forceful" of Wells's scientific romances. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-170; (1981) 1-178; (1987) 1-104; (1995) 104; and (2004) II-1233. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2339. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 801. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 36. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984, p. 236. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 227-28. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425 (binding A). Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. Free endpapers lightly age-darkened, some minor scattered foxing, largely to preliminary leaves, still a fine, bright copy. A lovely copy of this book. (#80376). N° de réf. du libraire 80376

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