Experiment in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866)- 2 volumes
Place Published: London
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd and The Cresset Press Ltd
Date Published: 1934
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 37920
840pp. Octavo [20 cm] Orange cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on the spines. Very good. The cloth boards are ever so slightly foxed, and the spine ends and corners of the covers are very gently bumped. Light foxing on the text block edges. The pages are tanned. The front hinge of volume 1 is just a bit shaky. The dust jackets are in good condition, with a number of closed tears and chips in the edges. The longest closed tear is 3 inches long. Many of the tears have been backed with tape. The jackets are also darkened, more so at the spines and along the folds and edges. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate and his name in pencil on the front endpapers.
Illustrated with photographs, facsimile letters, and numerous drawings by the author. In these volumes, Wells recounts his early life, student days, his difficulties making a living, his rise to literary stardom, and his later career as a supporter of socialism.