WELLS, H. G.. Babes In The Darkling Wood. (FIRST EDITION - PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS SON - 1940)

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AUTHOR: WELLS, H. G.. 

TITLE: Babes In The Darkling Wood.

PUBLISHER: London: Secker & Warburg, 1940.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS SON. 1 vol., inscribed on the title-title by Wells to his son Anthony West "To Anthony Babe himself (I bless you both). from his loving Parent H.G.W. 22-1. 41", bound in the original gilt lettered green cloth.

CONDITION: Offsetting to front and rear end leaves otherwise internally clean and bright, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, spine slightly sunned, overall VERY GOOD.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Provenance: The Estate of Katharine 'Kitty' Church (1910-1999).  Katharine - Kitty to her friends - was one of the great, if largely unsung, painters of the post-war British era. She was supremely well connected. Her mother was the socialite Elsie Neilson Lyle born into the sugar dynasty that would become Tate and Lyle. Kitty would go on to become HG Wells’ daughter-in-law and a longtime friend of her childhood neighbor John Betjeman.