Mankind in the Making.London, Chapman & Hall Ld., 1903 Stock Code: 49564
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To W. W. Jacobs This little tale of Serious Reading from H.G.W." Beside this inscription Wells has drawn a sketch of two men loading cargo onto a ship one of whom bears the initials WWJ. An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration and titles to front board and spine gilt, top edge gilt.
Contents spotted, first gathering heavily foxed, front free endpaper brittle and frayed at the edge. Very good.
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