The Invisible Man

WELLS, H.G.

INSCRIBED BY WELLS TO W.W. JACOBS

WELLS, H.G. The Invisible Man

Pearson, 1897.

First edition. Original red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and vignette in black on the front cover. Author's presentation copy, to fellow author, W.W. Jacobs. Inscribed on the half title, "W.W. Jacobs. from H.G. Wells". A very good copy, with the spine faded and a little wear to the corners. The covers are bright and the hinges sound, with some browning to the page edges. Loosely inserted in the book is Jacobs's woven silk bookmark bearing his monogram.

Probably the most famous of Wells's 'scientific romances', in which a scientist finds a way of turning himself invisible without the means to make himself visible again. Wells explores the morality of being able to go unseen as it causes the protagonist to become mentally unstable.
Inscribed first editions of this work are rare and this one has the added bonus of being a gift to another 19th century detective fiction writer.
William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943), author of novels and short stories, wrote in a number of genres, but is best known for his supernatural thrillers such as The Monkey's Paw.

Stock ID: 26704

£12,500.00

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