Details about IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET by H.G. WELLS - 1st UK EDITION 1906 H/BSee original listing
“Please see details of the condition in the description of the book given below.”
20 Jan, 2014 19:44:52 GMT
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET
Presumed 1st Edition 1906
In the Days of the Comet is set in the peculiar atmosphere of apprehension created by the coming of a strange green meteor. As the story develops the meteor dominates it more and more, until all human affairs are arrested and changed by its collision with our planet. The description of the earth still and darkened under its influence leads on to the imaginative beauty of the account of the end of the world after the change, a world contrasting vividly in its nobility, happiness, order and serenity with the passion and squalor of the opening chapters.
Published by Macmillan in 1906. Although not stated as such I believe this to be the first UK edition. Advertisements at the end of the book are dated 20.8.06. It is bound in green boards with gold titling, and measures approx. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" with 305 pages plus a 14 pages publisher's advertisements.
The book is in only in good condition as there is shelf wear with stains and soiling on the boards. The spine ends and corners are bumped with a little damage to the cloth on the corner tips and spine ends. The spine edges are rubbed and the titling on the spine is worn.
Internally the book is secure and clean with no inscription but the endpapers are browned and foxed and also have some soiling. They also have a thin split down the spine gutter. There is a little scattered light foxing elsewhere within the book and a few other small marks or stains. A few of the pages have a crease across the top corner. The top half of the last page of the catalogue at the end of the book has been torn away - see photograph.
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