Carbondale and Edwardsville / London and Amsterdam: Southern Illinois University Press / Feffer & Simons, Inc., 1969. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, muted yellow cloth, Preface by Harry T. Moore; edited, with an Introduction by Harris Wilson, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a man in top hat, tan endpapers, xxiii, [xxiv-xxvi] + 198 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3939
First appearance of an unpublished novel by prolific H.G. Wells (in manuscript ca.1900). This work soon led to Wells' larger novel Kipps (written 1903-4).
NEAR FINE COPY in most respects but someone--a reviewer presumably--has humorously written in ink "Wake up, Harry" and made a minute correction on p.vii, the first page of the Preface by Harry T. Moore, the General Editor of this CROSSCURRENTS series of Modern Fiction Edition; textual editor Matthew Bruccoli. Otherwise, this is a clean, tight, bright copy in a sharp dust jacket. Slight toning to edges of the dj.