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Floor Games.

With Marginal Drawings by J. R. Sinclair.

Published: London: Frank Palmer, 1911

Stock code: 90331

Price: £1,500

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First edition, first impression. Written for the author’s two sons, Floor Games explores the possibilities of imaginative play, city building, exploration, and war. Rare in the dust jacket.

Royal octavo. Original blue cloth lettered in buff, mounted coloured plate from a photograph of Wells’s sons building a fort to the front board. With the die-cut dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece and 7 other plates from photographs by the author, marginal line-drawn illustrations in blue to every page. Extremities a little rubbed, free endpapers faintly tanned, light foxing to fore edge of text block. An exceptionally bright copy in the chipped jacket with several splits along sunned spine and flap folds.

Bibliography: Wells 42.

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