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Wells, H.G.

Published by Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1960
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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"You are about to enter a strange world," reads The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club, referring to Wells' semi-autobiographical novel. This is the satirical story of George Ponderevo, a science student turned salesman of "Tono-Bungay" ? "Ton o' Bunk, eh?" ? a miracle drug that earns him fame, fortune, and a giddy trip through the English class system before its quack nature is exposed and the business precipitously collapses. This is no. 1120 of 1500 copies, designed by Bert Clarke and printed at The Thistle Press in monotype Caslon Old Style, with an introduction by Norman Strouse and => 15 full-page color plates & numerous illustrations in text by Lynton Lamb, who signed the colophon. The handsome book is bound by Russell-Rutter Company in full forest-green cloth with a spine label set in the gilt-stamped outline of a medicine bottle. The appropriate LEC newsletter is laid in. 4to (24.8 cm, 9.75"). xii, [2], 395, [3] pp. 15 plates. Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 307. Binding as above, in publisher's yellow slipcase with paper label; minor shelf-wear and discoloration. Spine base lightly scuffed, else => fine. Bookseller Inventory # 30469

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Title: Tono-Bungay.

Publisher: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club, New York

Publication Date: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

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