New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. First edition. The Atlantic edition. 28 deluxe volumes bound in three quarter blue morocco over cloth boards by Stikeman & Co. Top edge gilt, marbled end papers. Spines with two raised bands and floral design stamped in gilt. A Near Fine set overall, signed in volume one by the author. One of 1050 sets (not all bound in leather). The first three volumes with professional repairs to the outer joints, all other volumes unrepaired and without cracking at the joints. Approximately 10 volumes with minor rubbing or small chips at the crowns, otherwise, a clean and fresh set.
"Throughout, the text is revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set." Wells, remembered now as an author, historian, and champion of liberal social ideals, made his greates contributions in the genre of science fiction. Though he was also an active political essayist, works like The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man have withstood the test of time and continue to influence literature and film alike. More than simply sensational depictions of the future, these novels present incredible thought experiments that encourage readers to consider the nature of good, evil, and humanity. The present set, signed by the author, brings together his most influential titles. Near Fine (Item #2743)