AUTHOR: WELLS, H. G.
TITLE: Bealby A Holiday.
PUBLISHER: London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1915.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS SON. 1 vol., inscribed on the front blank endleaf by Wells "To G.(eorge) P.(hillip) Wells from his Papp(?)y", +31 pages publishers ads dated Spring 1915. bound in the original gilt and blind stamped light blue cloth.
CONDITION: Spine relined, foxing to edges of textblock, still VERY GOOD.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: George Philip Wells, son of H. G. Wells, was a zoologist and author. He co-authored, with his father and Julian Huxley, The Science of Life. A pupil at Oundle School, he was in the first class to learn Russian as a modern language in a British school.
Bealby is a young boy who is absolutely determined not to accept his lot in life as a servant. However, despite having thrown tantrums and argued with his mother about his future he has not been able to change his fate. He reluctantly leaves his home for Shonts, a big country house, to work as a steward's boy. What he hasn't anticipated, however, are the guests that are arriving for the weekend at the big house, or for the arrival of the eccentric but captivating Lord Chancellor. What follows is an adventure that Bealby will not soon forget.