Lot 292 of 427:
French ed. of Wells' War of the Worlds 1/500  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,900
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
La Guerre des Mondes

Author:
Wells, H.G.

Place:
Brussels

Publisher:
L. Vandamme & Co.

Date:
1906

Description:
235, [8] pp. Translated by Henry-D. Davray. Illustrated by Alvim-Correa, with 32 color lithographed plates with printed tissue guards, and numerous drawings in the text. 32x25.5 cm. (12½x10"), original boards. No. 158 of 500 copies. Signed on the limitation-page (verso of title) by the illustrator, Alvim-Correa. The superbly designed and illustrated French edition of Wells' The War of the Worlds, quite scarce.

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Condition:
Spine strip detached, worn and split in two piece, but present, some other rubbing and moderate wear to covers; some foxing and darkening to contents and tissue guards, but not to the bright plates, which are on heavier glossy paper, fraying to the ribbon place marker; in good to very good condition, worthy of restoration.


 
Item number:
226946
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