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The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

Wells, H. G.

Published by Macmillan and Co, Limited, London, 1904
Condition: Fair to Good Hardcover
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FIRST BRITISH EDITION, FIRST ISSUE BINDING, SECOND STATE OF THE ADS (unrecorded variant), hard cover, no dj, from the library of the linguist Glenn Gilbert with Gilbert' bookplate laid in and Gilbert's inscription on the ffep, bookseller's pencilled price notation on the inside front cover, considerable shelfwear on the covers, especially the edges, trace of removed tape on back cover, binding slanted, endpapers foxed, other pages beginning to fox, upper corner of last three pages bumped, else gutters intact and binding still in decent shape, overall rating Fair to Good; would be of interest to collectors of H. G. Wells' first editions, and of early science fiction novels generally; original green cloth, blind stamped on the front, titles stamped in gold on the front and spine, top edge gilt; 197 x 130 mm, vii + 317 numbered pages; the page numbered [1] has a black-letter capital E at the bottom left and a Roman capital B at the botom right; at the bottom of the last page, the printer is identified "Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh"; following p. 317 are 2 unnumbered pages of ads (the first page advertises other books by H. G. Wells and the second page works by Thomas Hardy) + 16 numbered pages of the publisher's catalogue; pictures available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 002353

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Title: The Food of the Gods and How It Came to ...

Publisher: Macmillan and Co, Limited, London

Publication Date: 1904

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair to Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Triple G Books is owned and operated by an emeritus professor of linguistics, who was also an ardent book collector over the period 1954 to 2007. Books for sale range from linguistics, pidgin & creole languages, sociolinguistics, anthropology, education, and comparative religion through modern first editions and German and Scandinavian books. A number of the books are valuable and hard to find, as for example a 1/2-leather-bound first edition of Alfred Russell Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (2 vols.), recently sold for presentation to the Mayor of London on his visit to Malaysia, and a first edition of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, a novel of the 19th century pointing to a scary future, a continuing revelation to me. Triple G Books stands back of its books in every way.

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