H. G. WELLS - BOOK COLLECTION SIGNED WITH C. P. WELLS, SIR JULIAN S. HUXLEY - HFSID 9686
H.G. WELLS, JULIAN HUXLEY and C.P. WELLS All three sign this four-volume set: The Science of Life Book signed: "H.G. Wells", "Julian S. Huxley" and "
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H.G. WELLS, JULIAN HUXLEY and C.P. WELLS All three sign this four-volume set: The Science of Life Book signed: "H.G. Wells", "Julian S. Huxley" and "G.P. Wells" on second flyleaf of Volume One. The Science of Life by H.G. Wells, Julian S. Huxley and C.P. Wells, four hardcover volumes, each 396p, 6¼x9½. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, New York: 1931. Limited Edition. From the signature page: "This edition of/THE SCIENCE OF LIFE/is limited to 750 sets./Each set consists of four volumes/The first volume of which is numbered and signed/by the authors. THIS IS SET NO. '568'". From the introduction: "Three writers have joined forces in this compilation, this précis of biological knowledge. They are all very much of the same mind about the story they have to tell, they have all read and worked upon each other's contributions, and they are jointly and severally responsible for the entire arrangement and text. The senior member of the firm, so to speak, is Mr. [H.G.] Wells, who wrote The Outline of History, but equally responsible with him are Professor Julian Huxley, the grandson of Mr. Wells' own inspiring teacher, Professor T.H. Huxley, the great associate of Darwin, and Mr. George Philip Wells, the senior partner's son. The latter is a scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, who refreshes the detailed research he has been doing at Plymouth and London with this excursion into general statement...." An in-depth look at life, illustrated with color plates and black and white drawings. English historian and novelist HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (1866-1946) not only wrote the ambitious The Outline of History (1920), but also a considerable number of enduring science fiction novels including The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898), which caused a panic when Orson Welles broadcast it on the radio on Halloween in 1938. British biologist and author SIR JULIAN HUXLEY (1887-1975) was the grandson of scientist and evolution advocate T.H. Huxley ("Darwin's bulldog") and the older brother of author Aldous Huxley (Brave New World). Sir Julian was best known as a biologist and ecologist. His early interests were in development and growth, genetics and embryology. Later he made important studies of bird behavior and of evolution, and wrote many popular scientific books, including Essays of a Biologist, Essays in Popular Science, The Individual in the Animal Kingdom, Religion Without Revelation and The Stream of Life. Final signer merits further research. "H.G. Wells" signature imprinted in gold on covers, which are lightly worn and scuffed. Two ¼-inch white stains at edge of front cover of Vol. 1. Spines on all 4 slightly worn. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on first blank flyleaf of all 4 volumes. Some pages shaded, but books are internally sound. Otherwise, fine condition. Four items.
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