London: Privately Printed by Ralph Straus, 1910. Norman Lindsay. First edition thus. Folio [26 cm by 33 cm]. One quarter vellum over paper covered boards, title in gilt to spine, title printed in black to front board. One of 250 copies signed by the publisher, Ralph Straus, and by Norman Lindsay. 100 full page black and white illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Internally very good, with some toning to endsheets. The binding is good only, with significant scuffing and soiling, boards exposed at extremities, damage to spine, front hinge partially cracked, and text block cracked at page 119. This is a large and heavy book and will require extra shipping. Item #34154
This is an exceptional association copy, being inscribed by the publisher to British science fiction pioneer H.G. Wells.