First Edition of H.G. Wells' The Salvaging of Civilization; Signed by Him
The Salvaging of Civilization: The Probable Future of Mankind.
Item Number: 85930
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1921.
First American edition, which preceded the British edition of of this work which addresses the possibility of a future world state . Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by H.G. Wells on the half-title page. In near fine condition.
In The Salvaging of Civilization, Wells drew on the experience of the Great War to propose a socialist world state brought about through education and the manipulation of popular opinion. He outlines a new codification of morality and a readjustment of education based on the interests of the state, rather than the individual.