THE H. G. WELLS SCRAPBOOK.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword by Jack Williamson. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and reproductions of old newspapers and magazines on every page. Large format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-517-537222.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)