Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump.
Being a First Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times, Prepared for Publication by Reginald Bliss. With an Ambiguous Introduction by H. G. Wells.
First edition, first impression, in the first issue cloth of Wells’s “caustic satire aimed at those who engage in literary pomposity and pretentious high-mindedness” (Faber), including his infamous caricature of Henry James. Rare in the dust jacket.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Ends of spines very slightly rubbed, spotting to edges of text block and scattered through contents.