First Edition of H.G. Wells' The Undying Fire: A Contemporary Novel; Signed by Him
The Undying Fire: A Contemporary Novel.
Item Number: 52018
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919.
First edition of Wells’s modern retelling of the story of Job. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by H.G. Wells on the half-title page. In very good condition with light rubbing.
The Undying Fire, a 1919 novel by H. G. Wells, is a modern retelling of the story of Job. Like the Book of Job, it consists of a prologue in heaven, an exchange of speeches with four visitors, a dialogue between the protagonist and God, and an epilogue in which the protagonist's fortunes are restored. The novel is dedicated "to All Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses and every Teacher in the World."
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First edition, second printing, published the same month as the first. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt topstain. Boldly signed by H.G. Wells on the dedication page. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the spine tips. Uncommon signed.
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